Housing Grants Construction and Regeneration Act 1996

Housing Grants Construction and Regeneration Act 1996

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Course Overview

Jacobs UK Ltd V Skanska Construction [2017] - Step by Step

Parties have a significant degree of leeway in terms of their ability to withdraw and recommence adjudication proceedings, provided that such tactics do not become oppressive. It is only if a party’s conduct is both unreasonable and oppressive that the court can intervene.

With reference to the case of Jacobs UK Ltd v Skanska Construction UK Ltd [2017] EWHC 2395 (TCC) Rachel barrister Rachel Coyle of 36 Civil (The 36 Group) will consider the following questions:

  1. Can party A, the referring party, withdraw a dispute from adjudication and subsequently refer the same, or substantially the same, dispute to a second adjudication?
  2. Can party B seek an injunction to restrain A from commencing a second adjudication?

During this 30-minute session the following topics will explored:

  • The legal principles before Jacobs UK Ltd
  • Section 37 of the Senior Courts Act 1981 and how is it relevant?
  • How do unilateral withdrawals work?
  • Ad hoc agreements – What is the relevance?
  • Unreasonable behaviour and does it deprive the right to adjudicate the dispute?


What are the requirements?

  • Watch the recorded webinar and review the reference notes and optional evaluation form to test your legal knowledge.
  • This course provides 0.5 - 1 CPD point (depending on length of time spent reviewing the supporting documentation).

Learning Outcomes

  • On completion of this course you will:
  • • Be familiar with the case of Jacobs UK Ltd v Skanska Construction UK Ltd [2017]
  • • Appreciate the significance of this case in terms of how an agreement over the timetable for an adjudication gave rise to binding obligations
  • • Have considered how this decision may influence the way in which practitioners’ approach similar situations in the future

What is the target audience?

  • Construction law and property practitioners of all levels

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About Instructor - Rachel Coyle

Rachel is a specialist Civil Barrister at The 36 Group and enjoys a thriving practice in general civil and commercial work.

Rachel has been praised for her tenacity, determination and sound, thorough legal knowledge by clients, judges and opponents. She is committed to providing practical advice in a timely manner and pays attention to detail in complex factual and legal matters. Rachel has been described by clients as courteous, very personable and approachable.

Before coming to the Bar and joining 36 Civil, Rachel worked as a Legal and Finance Associate at Seneca Banking Consultants dealing primarily with claims against banks in the pre-litigation stage that engaged in the sale of Interest Rate Hedging products, Fixed Rate Tailored Business Loans, GRGs, Annuities and Currency Swaps. Rachel handled a case load of over 150 clients including premiership footballers, hoteliers, accountants, private residential and commercial landlords, private student halls of residence companies, private hospitals, farmers, car dealerships and private individuals.

Rachel is also direct access qualified.

Course Curriculum

Recorded Webinars

  • Webinar
    00:18:23

Supporting Documentation

  • Notes
    5 Page
  • Slides
    7 Page
  • Evaluation
    1 Page

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