Two Adjudication Applications Determined

NECA appointed Steve to adjudicate two payment claim disputes between a switchboard manufacturer and his client.
Steve gave the parties the opportunity to resolve the matter by mutual consent in order to minimise the costs and enable them to work together in future. The parties were not able to resolve the matters and so Steve determined the two disputes in accordance with the Act, despite the absenmce of any submission from the Respondent.

Major payment dispute determined

The National Electrical and Communications Association (“NECA”) nominated Steve Lieblich to adjudicate a 7-figure payment dispute between a builder and his electrical subcontractor.

Steve determined the matter on 4 April 2013.

NMAS Accreditation

Steve Lieblich was presented with an Institute of Arbitrators and Mediators Australia (IAMA) Certificate of National Accreditation as a Practitioner of Mediation, in accordance with the National Mediator Accreditation Standards (NMAS).

Steve was accredited as a Mediator by IAMA in 2005, and has been practicing since then, however the NMAS Standards were subsequently introduced in 2008. Steve completed “top-up” training, in compliance with the new NMAS Standards, in March 2012.

150k contract dispute determined

The National Electrical and Communications Association (“NECA”) nominated Steve Lieblich to adjudicate two payment claim disputes between a builder and his electrical subcontractor. The parties consented to the two disputes being adjudicated together.

Subsequent to the submission of both the Application and the response, in accordance with the Act, Steve consented to further submissions and also requested submissions in repsonse to his specific questions.

Steve determined the matter, including an allowance for most of the costs to be borne by one party on the basis of unfounded submissions, on 17 August 2012.