What is adjudication?

Adjudication is one of a spectrum of dispute resolution mechanisms used to achieve a quick and cheap resolution. 

When a dispute arises between parties in the supply chain, this could lead a party to suspend work. Consequently, this disrupts the entire project. For example, failing to provide an extension of time or refusal of an interim/final payment.  

The introduction of adjudication has solved this problem, as it allows parties to “pay now, argue later”. This produces a practical outcome to disputes without burdening the courts.


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