Dispute Appointment Service

Request for Appointment of an Adjudicator under the CIC Low Value Disputes (LVD) Model Scheme

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Apply for the appointment of an adjudicator

CIArb are named as an Adjudicator Nominating Body (ANB) on the Construction Industry Council’s (CIC) Low Value Disputes Model Adjudication Procedure (LVD MAP). This initiative offers a simple, cost effective adjudication process which will assist the parties to resolve lower value claims. Compliant with the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 (as amended), the CIArb offers the appointment of an adjudicator under this process at a capped appointment fee of £300 inclusive of VAT whereby an independent Adjudicator decides the matter within a prescribed timescale, usually 28 days.

The LVD MAP is aimed at non-complex disputes, where the total value of the claim falls under £50,000 or less, excluding VAT. The Adjudicators fees and expenses are capped based on the value of the claim which falls within a three-tier bracket as set out below.

Claim Value Adjudicator’s fee
Up to £10,000 £2,000
£10,001 to £25,000 £3,500
£25,001 to £50,000 £6,000

This service handles disputes up to £50,000, for disputes above £50,000 please apply using the application form titled ‘Request for the Appointment of an Adjudicator’.

Please complete the application form below to apply for the appointment of an adjudicator under the Low Value Disputes Model Adjudication Procedure (LVD MAP). For more information, please contact das@ciarb.org


Please note

For joint applications, please download and complete the selected application form and submit to das@ciarb.org.

If you wish to continue with the online application, please continue with the online form.

Your application will be processed on the basis that the appointment may be made on behalf of the President/Deputy President of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators by one of their duly appointed agents.

 


The fee for this service is £300.00 (includes VAT).
Payment will be debited from your card or account when you complete the application.

You can download this form as a PDF or continue online.

Claimant & Respondent

Claimant/First Party*
Represented by*

Respondent/Second Party*
Represented by*

Case Details

Maximum 2,000 characters

Preferences


Preference for the requested party's background and skills

Party One*
Maximum 2,000 characters
Maximum 2,000 characters

Evidence


Accepted formats: DOCX, DOC, PDF, CSV.

Each document must be smaller than 5 MB.

You may only upload a maximum of five documents.

Declaration

Request for Appointment of an Adjudicator under the CIC Low Value Disputes (LVD) Model Scheme

Your application is accepted on the basis that the information you provide is both accurate and complete. The liability of CIArb and the appointed arbitrator in relation to the appointment may be restricted if the information provided is inaccurate or incomplete.

  • The agreement attached allows for or includes the provision that in the event of a dispute, either party may apply to the President or Deputy President of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (as an Adjudicator Nominating Body under the CIC LVD MAP) to appoint an adjudicator in the matter, and a copy of that provision of the agreement is attached.
  • Particulars of the said agreement and the said dispute are given in the “Notice of Adjudication”, which is attached and clearly marked.
  • Any condition precedent to the right of either party to make a unilateral application for the nomination of an adjudicator has been satisfied and particulars of this, if any, are attached.

It is agreed as a condition of such an appointment:

 

  • To pay the reasonable fees and expenses of the adjudicator, whether or not any decision is made;
  • To provide adequate security for such payment if the adjudicator so requests;
  • To make such payment within seven days of the date of communication of the decision to the parties;
  • To inform the adjudicator in the event of the settlement of the dispute before any decision is made and state which party is to pay any fees and expenses due to the adjudicator; and
  • That it is acknowledged that the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators is not liable, by reason of having appointed or nominated the adjudicator, for anything done or omitted to be done by the adjudicator in the discharge or purported discharge of his/her functions.

 


Payment

Payment can be made by Credit/Debit card/BACS or Cheque.

Please select the relevant option below. If you require assistance from DAS, please contact DAS on DAS@ciarb.org


The fee for this service is £300.00 (includes VAT).
Payment will be debited from your card or account when you complete the application.


Card details complete, submit application to make payment.

Billing Address

Making payment by BACS

We note that payment of the application fee is to be made by bank transfer.

Once your payment has been processed, a receipted invoice shall follow.

Please ensure that a party name is provided as a reference.

CIArb bank details:

Bank: HSBC Bank, 31 Holborn, London, ECIN 2HR England
Sort code: 40 05 03
Account number: 31288784
International Bank Account number (IBAN): GB75HBUK40050331288784
Branch Identifier Code: HBUKGB4B

For any BAS cases please use the following bank details:

Bank: HSBC Bank, 31 Holborn, London, ECIN 2HR England
Bank Account Name: The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators DAS Holding Account
Sort code: 40-05-03
Account number: 73664678
International Bank Account number (IBAN): GB81HBUK40050373664678
Branch Identifier Code: HBUKGB4B

Making payment by Cheque

We note that payment of the application fee is to be made by cheque.

Once your payment has been processed, a receipted invoice shall follow.

Please make your cheque payable to 'The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators™.

Send it by post to our Dispute Appointment Service (DAS) Department at:

CIArb
12 Bloomsbury Square
London
WC1A 2LP

*Please do not send cash to CIArb by post*