Perform (NSW) Pty Ltd v MEV- AUS Pty Ltd & Anor [2009] NSWCA 157

Building and Construction - adjudication under Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 1999 - payment schedule could "indicate" reasons for nil valuation by referring to previous payment schedule - in any event adjudicator's view that it could not did not make adjudication void - what is indicated in a payment schedule is for adjudicator to determine - did not fail to comply with basic and essential requirements of valid adjudication - reliance on backcharge claims as set-off - adjudicator requested further submissions - submissions included that could not rely - open to adjudicator to pay regard to submission - no denial of natural justice - no substance in complaint that adjudicator failed bona fide to exercise his powers - COSTS - adequacy of trial judge's reasons - discretion re-exercised - cross-claim did not have to be decided - but was either unnecessary or raised separate issues - no order for its costs.

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