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Adjudication Matters – December 2018: Festive Edition

Merry Christmas from the Walker Morris team!

As we reach the end of 2018 and as the festive season comes upon us, we are once again rolling out the Adjudication Matters Christmas Quiz.

For a chance to win a bottle of bubbly, test your adjudication knowledge with our quiz questions based on our 2018 publications!

For anyone wanting a helping hand, take a gander at the adjudication matters publications at:

Submit your answers to Alex Jones at, or by post to the below address, by 5pm on Friday 14 December 2018.

Alex Jones
Walker Morris LLP
Kings Court
12 King Street

The correct answers will be published on Tuesday 18 December 2018.

In the event of a tie, those with the highest scores will be entered into a draw to determine who wins the prize.

Good luck and Merry Christmas!


  1. A ten-minute conversation in a bus shelter can form the basis of a valid oral contract for the purposes of adjudication. True or false? (1 mark)
  2. What is a “smash and grab” adjudication? (2 marks)
  3. Can a company in liquidation commence adjudication proceedings? (1 mark)
  4. Which Act of Parliament allows companies to issue adjudication proceedings by email, provided certain criteria are met? (1 mark)
  5. What must a losing party before they can adjudicate for the “true value” of an interim payment following a “smash and grab” style adjudication? (1 mark)
  6. It is likely that a right of set-off will apply to an Adjudicator’s decision. True or false? (1 mark)
  7. In Equitix ESI CHP (Wrexham) Ltd v Bester Generacion UK Ltd, what did Coulson J conclude regarding excluded operations? (2 marks)
  8. The case of Imperial Chemical Industries Limited v Merit Merrell Technology Limited highlighted the risk of pursuing lengthy disputes following undesirable adjudication. What was the difference between the amount paid following adjudication and the findings on quantum later in Court (in figures)? (1 mark)
  9. In order to enforce the decision of an adjudicator, what must the enforcing party be able to demonstrate on a summary judgement basis? (2 marks)
  10. How many horses pull the sleigh in the song ‘Jingle Bells’? (1 mark)



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