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What Is Adjudication?

Adjudication is a process designed to help resolve disputes cheaply and efficiently. Section 108 of the Construction Act (or the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 in full), provides parties to a contract with a right to a legal statutory right to resolution by adjudication. If the contract does not contain an adjudication procedure then the parties may apply to CIC to nominate an adjudicator from the CIC Register of Adjudicators.

Appointment of an Adjudicator

To request an appointment of an adjudicator please complete the application form. To ensure that we select someone with the most relevant expertise please provide details of

  • the nature of the dispute
  • the parties involved
  • their full contact details (including e-mail or fax numbers)
  • the Notice of Adjudication


The administration fee is £230.00 (plus VAT), cheques should be made payable to the Construction Industry Council and enclosed with your Application for Appointment.

The Application for the Appointment of an Adjudicator form is available in MS Word format MS Word or the form is available in Adobe Acrobat's Portable Document Format PDF

The nomination process

CIC will appoint an adjudicator to act on your behalf within 5 days of receipt of the request. Adjudicators will only be appointed if they:

  • have the appropriate technical background to deal with the dispute
  • are impartial to the parties involved in the dispute
  • are available immediately to take the case

Further information

Construction Umbrella Bodies (CUB) "Users' Guide to Adjudication", April 2003 PDF

Useful documents and links


Contact for Adjudication information


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