What Is Adjudication
Adjudication is a legal procedure for a swift resolution to a dispute decided by an adjudicator whose appointment is selected by the parties or through nomination by an adjudicator nominating body such as the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators or the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors.
The decision is legally binding unless or until the dispute is determined by arbitration or litigation or party agreement.
What Can Pye Associates Do For You
The parties in dispute may elect Michael Pye as their adjudicator to conduct and resolve the dispute. The advantages of agreeing an adjudicator are many. Depending on what the dispute concerns, the parties might feel more comfortable with an adjudicator who they can be sure has the necessary practical and technical experience to fully understand the matter in dispute.
In the alternative, a party in dispute may wish to appoint Pye Associates to act on its behalf in the bringing or defending of a claim knowing that it will be presented and explained in the most clearest way.
How Adjudication Works
The adjudication process can take up to 28 days following the submission by the claimant party of written information and documents relied on. Unlike arbitration or litigation there is no right of appeal and very limited right to resist enforcement of the adjudicator’s decision. Typically, the parties bear their own legal costs and the fees of the adjudicator will be at the discretion of the adjudicator.
How It Will Help You
Adjudication is an extremely fast process. Because of this and since the parties bear their own legal costs, the process is not just cheaper than arbitration or litigation but also much quicker by a long way. Although a party can be self-representing in adjudication, because of the speed and legal complexities involved, careful consideration should given before embarking on such a course. Pye Associates has nearly twenty years dispute resolution experience as party representative.