46 Adjudicator’s determination: timing

(1)

An adjudicator—

(a)

must not determine a dispute until after the end of the period referred to in section 37(1) within which the respondent may serve on the adjudicator a written response to an adjudication claim; and

(b)

must not determine a dispute having regard to that response unless it was served on the adjudicator before the end of that period.

(2)

An adjudicator must determine a dispute—

(a)

within 20 working days after the end of the period referred to in section 37(1) during which the respondent may serve on the adjudicator a written response to an adjudication claim; or

(b)

within 30 working days after the end of the period referred to in that section if the adjudicator considers that, even though the parties to the adjudication do not agree, further time for the determination of the dispute is reasonably required; or

(c)

within any further time that the parties to the adjudication agree.

(3)

An adjudicator must give a copy of the determination to every party to the adjudication as soon as practicable after making a determination.

(4)

Subsection (3) is subject to section 57(6).