For a dispute to be referred to adjudication, there must either be an agreement between the parties for the matter to be referred to adjudication with CIArb, or the applicant is relying on a statutory provision (such as Section 108 of the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 or Part 1 of The Scheme for Construction Contracts (England and Wales) Regulations 1998) which entitles them to select CIArb as the Adjudicator Nominating Body.
Presidential Appointments process
The Presidential Appointments process is one whereby requests are received by CIArb from parties requiring an arbitrator, mediator or adjudicator to be appointed.
The party is likely to have had a dispute resolution contract clause that nominates the President of CIArb to appoint (as appropriate to the clause) an arbitrator, mediator or adjudicator.
The President makes a selection from the most qualified and suitable members of the Presidential Panel for the job.
Suitably qualified and experienced members of the Institute are eligible to apply to join these Panels.
To apply, please complete the Request for the Appointment of an Adjudicator form.
3-Name Suggestion Service
If the parties wish to agree or nominate an adjudicator themselves, we can suggest the names of three suitable arbitrators.
To apply, please complete the Request for three names of Adjudicators form.
How much does it cost?
- The fee to appoint an adjudicator is £360 (inc VAT).
- The fee for suggesting 3 suitable adjudicators is £120 (inc VAT).
The Request forms provide full details and methods of payment.