If the other side refuse to accept an adjudication decision what can I do?

If a party fails to comply with the decision of the Adjudicator, the other party can bring proceedings against the offender and seek an application for summary judgement on the decision.


Once the Adjudicator has made their decision it is binding on the parties and they will be bound by such decision until such time that the dispute has been determined fully and finally by legal proceedings and/or arbitration.

If a party fails to comply with the decision of the Adjudicator, the other party can thereafter bring proceedings against the offender and seek an application for summary judgement on the decision. This is known as Adjudication Enforcement.

Adjudications supposed to be an efficient solution for resolving disputes in the construction industry. There are no rights of appeal against a decision (although there are limited occasions when jurisdiction and decisions can be challenged). Even where you do not have a formal contract, or the contract does not have a procedure for Adjudication, the HCGRA 1996 (modified in 2009) imposes one.

As has been shown on many occasions the Courts will not overturn or amend decisions simply because they would have come to a different conclusion on the evidence provided. So in most cases they will deliver a summary judgment if you have to go to Enforcement.