The recent case of Delta Fabrication and Glazing Limited v Watkin Jones & Son Limited [2021 EWHC 1034 (TCC)] serves as a useful reminder that you cannot adjudicate disputes under 2 different contracts in the same Adjudication.
In this case there were 2 contracts between the Parties on a student accommodation Project in Walthamstow. The first contract was for brick cladding works and the second for roofing works. Each contract had its own Order number and date. Delta commenced an Adjudication seeking payment of monies owed under the 2 contracts arguing that the contracts had been merged into one because they had agreed to submit combined payment applications under the 2 contracts. The Court held that this was really done as an administrative process rather than from a legal perspective meaning that the 2 contracts were still legally separate.
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