Adjudication is the process of fast-track construction dispute resolution provided for by the Security of Payment legislation of the Australian States and Territories. Although in varying degrees the State and Territory laws differ in form and substance, the key themes of efficiency, informality and fairness are shared. Adjudication is now one of the fastest growing ADR discplines, and is an area in which many arbitration practitioners are active.
On 14 February 2018 (Valentine’s Day), the High Court handed down (2) unanimous decisions in relation to Security of Payment legislation:-
Probuild Constructions (Aust) Pty Ltd v Shade Systems Pty Ltd  HCA 4 (Probuild); and Maxcon Constructions Pty Ltd v Vadasz  HCA 5 (Maxcon).