Adjudication under the Construction Act will not mark be the end of other claims and litigation processes. Significantly, while adjudication will shorten the time within which a decision will be made in relation to many disputes, the security offered by a construction lien or a performance or labour and material bond is absent. Accordingly, lien and bond claims will maintain their important role in providing owners, contractors and subcontractors with remedies for breach of a construction contract or subcontract. In addition, of course, the parties may agree to dispense with adjudication in favour of an arbitration process. We bring a great deal of trial experience with construction liens, bond claims and arbitration to bear in assisting our clients with these processes.
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