The definition of "dispute" in a notice of adjudication considered in Alaska Construction v Lovich Flooring
Musings of a busy mind
Fletcher Construction engaged Electrix to do the electrical installation for the troubled Justice Precinct project in Christchurch, but failed to finalise a design, a price or a contract.
Just prior to Christmas, the High Court ruled that prior appointments of an adjudicator as an expert witness gave rise to a conflict of interest which should have been disclosed to the parties. This decision rather flies in the face of traditional norms of independence of the legal profession. It is also cause for concern in a small, specialised sector of the legal community.