Justin Mendelle, partner and head of construction law at Sharpe Pritchard has had an article published in the Local Government Lawyer – Dispute Resolution 2016.

Dispute Resolution 2016 is the latest in a series of research reports conducted by Local Government Lawyer to identify and analyse the challenges ahead for local authorities dealing with disputes.

Justin’s article, ‘Adjudication: Beware ambush or smash and grab’, looks at the threat that authorities have faced from contractors who have learnt how to exploit the payment provisions in the Construction Act . Justin outlines the immediate threat posed by “smash and grab” adjudications and how to defend them. He also advises on how best to avoid such adjudications from arising.

Click here to read the article in Dispute Resolution 2016.