How can adjudication help with my payment dispute?
Adjudication is a dispute resolution process under the Security of Payment legislation for building and construction industry participants to help resolve disagreements about payment claims and money owed. It’s a quick, cost-effective alternative to court.
The legislation is similar in each state and territory.
When parties are in dispute about an amount owed for construction work, the claimant can lodge an application for adjudication.
Your application can be referred to an adjudicator to make a decision about the disputed payment claim. Most commonly adjudicators rely on documents prepared and submitted by claimants and respondents, and adjudicators determine matters within strict time limits. The adjudicator’s decision is enforceable in a court.