UK: Supreme Court clarifies time limits for court proceedings following adjudication

We previously reported (here) on the Court of Appeal’s decision in Aspect Contracts (Asbestos) Ltd v Higgins Construction plc, considering an important issue regarding the limitation periods applying in a situation where a party makes a payment pursuant to an adjudication decision and subsequently seeks to recover that payment through court proceedings.

That decision was subsequently appealed and the Supreme Court has now handed down its judgment in the case, upholding the Court of Appeal’s decision: Aspect Contracts (Asbestos) Ltd v Higgins Construction plc [2015] UKSC 38Michael Mendelblat of our Construction team considers the Supreme Court’s decision below. Continue reading