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Adjudication in Scotland

What is Adjudication?

The CIArb Scottish Branch is an Adjudicator Nominating Body for the purposes of the Scheme for Construction Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 1998 as amended by The Scheme for Construction Contracts (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2011

Adjudication is a "fast track" binding interim method of dispute resolution introduced by section 108 of the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 for all construction contracts (as defined by the Act) entered into on or after 1 May 1998.

The Act was amended by the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act (2009), having effect on all construction contracts entered into in Scotland on or after 1 November 2011.

Adjudication is a widely utilised and effective means of dispute resolution in the construction industry. Many of our members are regular participants in the process and the Chairman's Panel of Adjudicators is a collective of highly qualified and experienced professionals with particular expertise in conducting the process.

For nomination forms for an Adjudicator appointment, click here