Adjudication in Singapore: Challenges to an Adjudicator’s Decision with Regard to Timescales
Dr Donald Charrett (2009) Asian Dispute Review 52; (2009) 2 Buildlaw 16; (2009) September ADR Reporter 12
Singapore has enacted Security of Payment legislation which provides for rapid adjudication of payment disputes. The very short timetable available for the steps in such an adjudication raises the possibility that lack of compliance with statutory time limits may give rise to opportunities for challenging an adjudicator’s decision. The paper considers the implications of late issue of the referral to adjudication, late appointment of the adjudicator and late issue of the decision by the adjudicator. The time limits for the steps in an adjudication under the legislation are summarised in a tabular format.
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Paper published in (2009) Asian Dispute Review 52 Table of time limits for steps under the legislation