Hillcrest Homes Ltd v Beresford and Curbishley Ltd

Building contract – Adjudication. The Technology and Construction Court considered a dispute in a building contract, revolving around the refusal of the defendant building contractor to sign a novation agreement in the course of development work. The claimant company appealed against the decision of an adjudicator. In dismissing that appeal, the court held, among other things, that the novation agreement had not been properly executed and would not be considered binding.

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