Collateral warranties and adjudication

Nitej Davda reflects on the recent High Court decision in Parkwood Leisure Limited v Laing O‚ÄôRourke Wales & West Limited (2013) which considered whether collateral warranties can be construction contracts within the meaning of the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996.  If they can, the parties to a collateral warranty can benefit from the swift and cost effective dispute resolution process known as construction adjudication instead of having to litigate claims under collateral warranties in court.  Click here for more details.