Horne v Magna Design Building Ltd and another

Adjudication – Award. The claimant engaged the first named defendant to carry out works at his flat. The defendant referred a dispute over alleged unpaid fees for work done to adjudication. The adjudicator found in favour of the claimant that the sum claimed by the defendant was not due to it. However, he further found that he had no jurisdiction to award a net sum to the claimant as claimed in accounts submitted after the adjudication had started. The claimant applied for summary judgment, contending for the sum claimed in his accounts. The Technology and Construction Court held that the adjudicator had been right to determine that he had no jurisdiction to award a net sum to the claimant and he was not entitled to summary judgment on that sum.

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