Construction Focus: Can’t pay or won’t pay?

Statutory demands requiring payment of a debt cannot be used where there is a genuinely disputed debt, as John Starr explains ‘There is no doubt that the payment and adjudication provisions of the 1996 Act have made an enormous difference to the speed with which sub-contractors get paid, but sometimes even a 28-day adjudication procedure …
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Cases Referenced

  • Angel Group Ltd v British Gas Trading Ltd [2012] EWHC 2702 (Ch)
  • Breyer Group plc v RBK Engineering Ltd [2017] EWHC 1206 (Ch)