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Adjudication is an initial dispute resolution process imposed by the Construction Contracts Act 2002.

It is what is sometimes referred to as a ‘quick and dirty’ or ‘pay now, argue later’ process


The 'quick and dirty’ or ‘pay now, argue later’ process

The matter is decided by an adjudicator appointed by the Building Dispute Tribunal who makes a decision on the basis of the written arguments and evidence submitted by the parties and their experts.  We have successfully represented a number of parties in adjudication proceedings

  • The import of the adjudicator’s decision

    The decision remains confidential to the parties. While adjudications are often more economic and speedier than other procedures, the adjudicators decisions are not final. Either party may pursue the same issues in Court or through Arbitration. In that sense they are often considered interim decisions only.

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