QBM Lawyers are happy to announce that their Partner, Justin Mathews, has just been registered as a qualified Adjudicator with the Queensland Building & Construction Commission. As well as being registered in Queensland, Justin is also a registered Adjudicator in the Northern Territory.
The role of adjudicator in building disputes is an important one, allowing for the prompt and efficient determination of entitlements of building contractors by adjudication, without the necessity of engaging in months or years of litigation. That time and cost saving can mean the survival of a business which might otherwise fail.
Since the commencement of the Security of Payment Legislation in Queensland, Justin has acted in numerous adjudication matters including preparation of adjudication applications and responses for applicants and respondents in adjudication matters in New South Wales, Queensland, and the Northern Territory.
After extensive experience in litigation under the Building Industry Fairness (Security of Payment) Act concerning decisions made by adjudicators – both at first instance and which have been subject to challenge – it was therefore a natural progression that Justin should achieve qualification and obtain a certificate in adjudication to enable him to make binding decisions on adjudication applications in the building industry.