Adjudication Experience of Seth Handley RIBA

  • in July 2021 Seth is on three ANB Panels including CIArb President's Panel of adjudicators,
  • Seth was called to the bar by the Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn in 2007, remains non practising,
  • Seth regularly submits decisions he writes to respected adjudicators, barristers for their criticism,
  • Seth admitted Fellow Chartered Institute of Arbitrators ("CIArb") 2006 after Award Writing exam,
  • Seth regularly undertakes adjudication CPD with Adjudication Society and CIArb,
  • Seth earned a MSc degree in Construction Law from Kings College, London in 1999,
  • Seth was awarded Postgraduate Diploma in Law ("CPE"), with Commendation, in 2001,
  • Seth has undertaken a Post Graduate Diploma in Adjudication,
  • Seth undertook decision writing for real cases provided by 3 barristers between 1999 and 2009,
  • Seth passed submission of decisions, interview 2009 and was put on RIBA Adjudication Panel.

Examples of disputes Seth Handley has decided as nominated adjudicator;

  • Final Account adjudication under JCT Sub Contract after main contractor repudiated contract with grounds works sub-contractor including valuation of work, assessment of whether termination was justified, loss of profit on termination, recovery of builders discount, recovery of prolongation costs, legal costs, interest, this dispute included two jurisdictional challenges,
  • Final Account contractual adjudication under Interior Design contract between interior designer and residential occupier, following interior designer services being terminated, included deciding whether project reached practical completion before termination, whether there was agreement to designer’s increased fees for site visits, whether consumer entitled to abatement of cost and interest,
  • Final Account between main contractor and specialist metal-works sub contractor under bespoke agreement after contract repudiated, project was outside jurisdiction but subject to English Law and adjudication was under the rules of the Scheme, included four jurisdictional challenges in series,
  • Final Account claim by developer against design and build contractor under JCT Design and Build Contract where the developer sought damages for late completion, work in breach of contract and in breach of Statutory requirements,
  • claim by Housing Association against architect under architect’s RIBA Standard Form of Agreement for negligent design work, which resulted in one residential unit becoming uninhabitable following the architect’s missing a gulley in a communal refuse store that then became the living room, it was not grubbed up and flooded contaminating the property,
  • FInal Account of main contractor against residential occupier under a contractual adjudication concerning valuation of a series of variations and loss and expense for delay.