The following time-line below is an example of the several stages of an adjudication which is not an exhaustive list, as it will depend upon how the case is presented and whether there other issues, which may delay each stage.
The period for the preparation of the referral document will depend upon the complexity of the payment claim.
Each time period is indicative only, and will be set by the adjudicator. The overall period however, is as set out in the Act, where periods can only be changed with the agreement of the referring party (for an extension of 14 days) or both parties (for any additional extension), after the payment dispute has been referred to the adjudicator.
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Section 6 of CCA, the decision of the adjudicator, if binding, shall, unless otherwise agreed by the parties, be treated as binding on them for all purposes and may accordingly be relied on by any of them, by way of defence, set-off or otherwise, in any legal proceedings
A losing party therefore cannot ignore the adjudicator decision.