A Fresh Look at Adjudication – The Process, the Pitfalls and the Preparation
Tuesday 30th, April 2024
16:00 - 18:00
Devonshires Solicitors LLP, 30 Finsbury Circus, London, EC2M 7DT

A Fresh Look at Adjudication – The Process, the Pitfalls and the Preparation

A Fresh Look at Adjudication – The Process, the Pitfalls and the Preparation

This seminar will take a fresh look at adjudication and offer our insight into the process, new trends and all the tips and tricks you need to ensure the best possible chance of success.

Between them, Mark, Matthew and Lena have decades of experience in bringing and defending adjudications and will offer a uniquely practical take on the process and getting the best out of it.

The seminar will be followed by drinks and networking.

Topics Covered:

  • What you need to get an adjudication underway – the requirements for time, money and quality disputes;
  • Evidence – what you need and from whom;
  • The adjudication process – how much room for manoeuvre do you have?
  • Enforcement of decisions.


Mark London, Partner and Head of the Construction, Engineering & Procurement Team

Mark is the Head of the Construction, Engineering & Procurement Team at Devonshires and advises on all aspects of construction law with a particular emphasis on contentious work. Mark has a wide client base and he regularly acts for public bodies, housing developers, Local Authorities and contractors throughout the United Kingdom.

Mark is a leading construction lawyer and represents clients at adjudication, arbitration and in litigation in the Technology and Construction Court. The vast majority of this work includes prosecuting or defending claims for time, quality and money.

Matthew Cocklin, Partner, Construction & Engineering

Matthew specialises in construction dispute resolution. He is described in the Legal 500 as an “exceptional lawyer”, “a real fighter” and “someone you want in the trenches with you”. Clients also know Matthew for being responsive and delivering decisive, practical and comprehensive advice.

Matthew acts for all groups in the domestic and international construction industry including developers, housing associations, public bodies, contractors, sub-contractors and construction professionals. He represents parties in mediation, adjudication, arbitration, expert determination and litigation proceedings and has experience of acting as advocate at meetings before adjudicators.

Lena Barnes, Senior Associate, Construction & Engineering

Lena specialises in construction dispute resolution. In addition to advising clients on formal disputes, she frequently aids clients during the life cycle of live projects.

Lena has worked with employers, developers, contractor and members at various levels of the supply chain. She has experience advising clients using most major forms of construction contract including JCT, NEC, FIDIC, etc.

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