Useful UK Web Resources for Management of a Construction Dispute and Adjudication Services

Construction legal adviceAt Longworth Consulting we aim to provide services and information that will help you to manage disputes you have with construction projects and enable you to avoid them. The following links are useful resources and provide much background information.


The Scottish Courts Web Site
This site provides an access point to information relating to all civil and criminal courts within Scotland, including the Court of Session, the High Court of Justiciary, the Sheriff Courts and a number of other courts, commissions and tribunals as well the District Courts.

Court Service
The Court Service is an executive agency of the Department for Constitutional Affairs. The purpose of the Court Service is the delivery of justice. The Agency is responsible for the running of most of the courts and tribunals in England & Wales i.e. Crown, County, Appeals, and provides the necessary services to the judiciary and court users to ensure its impartial and efficient operation. - adjudicator nominating body is a recognised adjudicator nominating body and the leading provider of adjudication services and information.

Association of Independent Construction Adjudicators (AICA)
The AICA appoints an independent practising adjudicator within the statutory three-day period to enable a quick and effective method of resolving disputes in the construction industry.

Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR)
CEDR's mission is to encourage and develop mediation and other cost-effective dispute resolution and prevention techniques in commercial and public-sector disputes. They are an independent non-profit organisation supported by multinational business and leading professional bodies.

Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
An information site for property professionals and users of their services. RICS is the worldwide property organisation, with over 110 000 members globally, dedicated to promoting excellence and safeguarding public interest in all property related matters.

Society of Construction Law
The Society of Construction Law works to promote for the public benefit, education, study and research in the field of construction law and related subjects (including adr, arbitration and adjudication), both in the UK and overseas.

Federation of Master Builders
With more than 13,000 member firms, the FMB is the largest trade association in the UK building industry.

National Specialist Contractors Council (NSCC)
The National Specialist Contractors Council is an umbrella organisation for the purpose of representing the interests of trade organisations within the specialist and trade sector of the construction industry. It currently represents 25 trade federations.

Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
The Institute promotes and facilitates the determination of disputes by arbitration, but also by alternative means of dispute resolution (ADR) including mediation and, where appropriate, adjudication, for a wide variety of business and commercial sectors involving the law, construction, etc

The Law Society
The Law Society is the professional body for solicitors in England and Wales. They serve society by working to improve access to the law.

Law Society of Scotland
The Law Society of Scotland is the governing body for Scottish solicitors. The Society promotes the interests of solicitors in Scotland and provides services to the public in this field.