32 Owner who is not respondent is party to adjudication proceedings

(1)

An owner who is not a respondent—

(a)

is a party to adjudication proceedings in which the claimant seeks—

(i)

a determination of that owner’s liability under section 30(a); and

(ii)

approval for the issue of a charging order under section 30(b); and

(b)

has all the rights of a party, including (without limitation),—

(i)

the right to be present at the adjudication proceedings; and

(ii)

the right to present that owner’s case and be heard at those proceedings.

(2)

Unless the context otherwise requires, the following references must be treated as including references to the owner of a construction site (whether or not the owner is also the respondent):

(a)

a reference to a respondent in sections 37, 37A, 39, 43, 45, 46, and 57; and

(b)

a reference to a party, or the parties, to an, or the, adjudication in this Part or in section 73.

Section 32(2)(a): amended, on 1 December 2015, by section 31 of the Construction Contracts Amendment Act 2015 (2015 No 92).