The spirit of SOPL in public works in Hong Kong

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Hong Kong has moved closer towards implementing a statutory adjudication regime for the construction industry.

Legislation exists for the construction industry in the United Kingdom and in six other jurisdictions to enable sub-contractors and other parties to obtain payment for their work and services. The legislation provides a procedure for resolving claims and for the adjudication of disputes. Adjudication produces a temporarily legally binding decision which is enforceable by action in the courts unless the underlying dispute is referred to arbitration or some other method of dispute resolution agreed by the parties.

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