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A party to this contract ("the Referring Party") may at any time give notice ("the Notice") in writing to the other party of its intention to refer a dispute arising under the contract to adjudication.
The parties may agree the identity of the adjudicator.
Where an adjudicator is not agreed within 2 days of the Notice being given the Referring Party shall immediately apply to the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators for the nomination of an adjudicator, which nomination shall be communicated to the parties within 5 days of receipt of the application.
Within 7 days of the Notice the Referring Party shall refer the dispute to the adjudicator.
The adjudicator shall reach a decision within 28 days of referral or such longer period as is agreed by the parties after the dispute has been referred.
The adjudicator may extend the period of 28 days by up to 14 days, with the consent of the party by whom the dispute was referred.
The adjudicator shall act impartially.
The adjudicator may take the initiative in ascertaining the facts and the law. The decision of the adjudicator is binding until the dispute is finally determined by legal proceedings, by arbitration (if the contract provides for arbitration or the parties otherwise agree to arbitration) or by agreement.
The adjudicator is not liable for anything done or omitted in the discharge or purported discharge of his functions as adjudicator unless the act or omission is in bad faith and any employee or agent of the adjudicator is similarly protected from liability.