Friday, April 10, 2009

MPG Group takes Peppiatt to court in ВЈ380,000 payment row

Specialist cladding and fit-out contractor MPG Group is lining up for a ВЈ380,000 court battle with Peppiatt Contracts following a row over payment.

MPG Group, formerly MPG Contracts, is seeking to enforce an earlier decision by adjudicator Tony Bingham in relation to work it did in 2007 for Peppiatt on St George's ВЈ200m Imperial Wharf development in Fulham, London.

MPG was contracted to carry out the supply and installation of ceiling, dry-lining and fire-stopping works at the development.

But after the subcontractor began work in April 2007, a dispute arose over the payment.

The issue went to adjudication, and the adjudicator found in favour of MPG. But MPG has been unable to recover all of the cash it claims it was owed.

It has now lodged a claim for a total of ВЈ382,618.08 including interest and costs in the Technology and Construction Court.

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