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On receipt of an adjudicator’s decision, the parties’ options are, broadly, to comply with the decision, or to challenge or resist it. In many cases, the parties will accept and comply with the decision. In other cases, one or both parties might be dissatisfied with the decision (whether on its merits, or because of an error of jurisdiction or natural justice): they may therefore seek to challenge the decision in further proceedings, or attempt to settle the underlying dispute. This Practice Note offers practical guidance on the immediate issues that parties should consider, whichever course of action they propose to take.
Parties choosing to comply with the adjudicator’s decision should, in the immediate term, consider the following actions:
in the immediate term, they should ensure that they are aware of, and comply with, all orders to make payments, pay the adjudicator’s fees, or take other relevant actions
for the successful party, compliance may involve awaiting payment from the other party
the successful party should set a reminder of the final date by which payment should be made or any other relevant step complied with, ensure that
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