CIC Low Value Disputes Model Adjudication Procedure launched despite coronavirus (COVID-19)

CIC Low Value Disputes Model Adjudication Procedure launched despite coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Construction Industry Council (CIC) has launched its Low Value Disputes Model Adjudication Procedure (LVD MAP), which aims to make adjudication more accessible. The CIC LVD MAP provides a streamlined adjudication procedure for low value disputes and provides certainty as to how much the adjudicator is paid for the process by linking the adjudicator’s fees to the amount claimed.

The adjudicator's fees (exclusive of VAT) are fixed by reference to the value of the claims as follows:

• up to £10,000: £2,000

• between £10,001 and £25,000: £3,500

• between £25,001 and £50,000: £6,000

• over £50,000: negotiable

The dispute is decided on a documents only basis unless the adjudicator directs otherwise. Additional fees are payable where a meeting and/or site visit takes place.

The adjudicator is required to resign if they do not consider the dispute to be suitable for adjudication under the CIC LVD MAP. A relevant factor in this regard (among others) is whether the documents included in the Referral, Response or Reply exceed more than one A4 lever arch file.

The original launch date of 18 March 2020 was postponed due to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

A copy of the procedure can be found here on the CIC website

Source: CIC Low Value Disputes Adjudication

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