Adjudication Experience of Seth Handley RIBA

  • on the RIBA Panel of Construction Industry Adjudicators,
  • called to the bar by the Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn 2007,
  • undertaken pupillages with barrister adjudicators, solicitor adjudicator and RICS adjudicators,
  • admitted as Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in 2006 following Award Writing exam,
  • regularly undertakes adjudication continual professional development with Adjudication Society and CIArb,
  • has MSc in Construction Law and Arbitration from Kings College London 1999,
  • awarded Postgraduate Diploma in Law with Commendation in 2001.

Examples of disputes Seth Handley has decided as nominated adjudicator;

  • Final Account adjudication under JCT Sub Contract after main contractor repudiated contract with grounds works sub-contractor including valuation of work, assessment of whether termination was justified, loss of profit on termination, recovery of builders discount, recovery of prolongation costs, legal costs, interest, this dispute included two jurisdictional challenges,
  • Final Account contractual adjudication under Interior Design contract between interior designer and residential occupier, following interior designer services being terminated, included deciding whether project reached practical completion before termination, whether there was agreement to designer’s increased fees for site visits, whether consumer entitled to abatement of cost and interest,
  • Final Account between main contractor and specialist metal-works sub contractor under bespoke agreement after contract repudiated, project was outside jurisdiction but subject to English Law and adjudication was under the rules of the Scheme, included four jurisdictional challenges in series,
  • Final Account claim by developer against design and build contractor under JCT Design and Build Contract where the developer sought damages for late completion, work in breach of contract and in breach of Statutory requirements,
  • claim by Housing Association against architect under architect’s RIBA Standard Form of Agreement for negligent design work, which resulted in one residential unit becoming uninhabitable following the architect’s missing a gulley in a communal refuse store that then became the living room, it was not grubbed up and flooded contaminating the property,
  • FInal Account of main contractor against residential occupier under a contractual adjudication concerning valuation of a series of variations and loss and expense for delay.