Title

Notre Dame Academic appointed as Registered Adjudicator

Document Type

Media Release

Publication Date

Winter 7-15-2005

Publisher Name

The University of Notre Dame, Fremantle

Publication Place

Fremantle

Abstract

Dr Phil Evans from The University of Notre Dame Australia’s Graduate School of Law has been appointed by the Western Australian Government as a Registered Adjudicator under the new Construction Contracts Act 2004 (WA) Regulations. The ConstructionContracts Act commenced operation on 1 January this year and applies to all construction work and service contracts, including home building contracts that were entered into after that date. It also covers contracts that relate to professional services such as architectural and engineering design and contracts for the supply of goods and services to construction sites.

The Act has been developed by the West Australian Government to ensure fair payment practices are applied in the construction industry. The Act does this by providing a mandatory adjudication process to enable payment disputes to be resolved quickly. Adjudicators with extensive contract management and dispute resolution skills will be registered under the Act to provide these services. Dr Evans, who is the course coordinator of the Graduate Certificate in Building and Construction Law, is the only academic lawyer among the 19 persons currently approved as Registered Adjudicators.

Professor Gabriël Moens, Head of the Graduate School of Law said, “The approval of Dr Evans as an adjudicator will allow the Graduate School of Law to offer adjudicator training programs to architects, engineers and lawyers wishing future appointment as adjudicators”.

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