CJP Builders launches legal battle over £103k to enforce an adjudication decision

Brickwork contractors CJP Builders are suing building contractors William Verry in a £103,000 legal battle.

CJP agreed to provide all labour, plant and materials for the brick, block and stonework for a development at Tally Ho, Fortress Road, London NW5.

But a dispute arose with William Verry over payment, and an adjudicator was called in, according to a High Court writ.

CJP had claimed payment of £411,488.21 for its work on the Kentish Town scheme, but says it was only paid £316,795.81, although William Verry did not serve a withholding notice and declined to pay despite numerous requests, the writ claims.

William Verry did not agree to the appointment of adjudicators identified, and RICS nominated Anthony Bingham, who ordered William Verry to pay CJP £94,692.40 plus VAT, interest of £27.82 a day, and his fees and expenses.

Despite this, William Verry has not paid a penny of his award, the writ alleges. Now CJP is seeking a court order for payment of £103,913.03 plus continuing interest at 5% over base rates.