Collateral warranties and adjudication

18 September, 2013

Nitej Davda reflects on the recent High Court decision in Parkwood Leisure Limited v Laing O’Rourke 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.