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If you have received a notice of intention to refer a construction dispute to an adjudicator, you should act fast. After the first notice of adjudication, you will be served a referral notice within seven days but it will usually be later the same day. This will explain the aggrieved party’s claim. The length of the referral notice will depend on the complexity of the claim. 

The length of the notice matters because, no matter how long it is, you will usually only have seven days to respond with your defence. Any extension will be limited as the whole process must be completed in 28 days. We recommend that you seek legal advice from a specialist construction law solicitor as soon as possible so that you can create a strong defence. Helix Law aim to respond to email queries within one hour (during daytime working hours) – contact us now if you have received a notice of adjudication.

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