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* 1. Please allocate to each question a number between 1 and 10, where 1 is strongly disagree and 10 is strongly agree

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 N/A
1) Adjudicators' decisions are usually fair
2) Adjudicators' decisions are usually correct
3) Adjudicators hold sufficient expertise to efficiently manage and decide on disputes
4) Adjudication is suited to complex post-completion and final account disputes
5) It is likely that an adjudicator will make different findings compared to a court
6) Parties behave reasonably in adjudication
7) Parties often abuse the adjudication process
8) Parties often raise groundless jurisdictional challenges
9) Adjudicators' decisions take too long to enforce
10) Adjudicators regularly make use of call(s) to discuss the adjudication timetable
11) Most adjudications include one or more meetings / hearings
12) The use of meetings / hearings tends to lead to a fairer outcome
13) The use of meetings / hearings tends to lead to a more correct outcome
14) The use of meetings / hearings unnecessarily increases the cost of adjudication
15) The use of calls and meetings reduces abuse of process
16) Adjudications often exceed 28 days from service of referrals
17) Adjudications often exceed 42 days from service of referrals
18) Adjudicators' charges are reasonable
19) Adjudicators' hourly rates should be tiered depending on dispute value
20) Adjudicators' overall fees should be tiered depending on dispute value
21) Adjudicators' hourly rates should be capped
22) Adjudicators' overall fees should be capped depending on dispute value
23) Nominating bodies tend to allocate cheaper adjudicators to lower value disputes
24) Nominating bodies have too much discretion on the choice of adjudicator
25) The largest nominating bodies do not fairly distribute nominations among panel members
26) It should be possible to select more junior, cheaper, adjudicators for lower value disputes
27) Nominating bodies should allocate lower value disputes to more junior, cheaper adjudicators
28) Using a more junior adjudicator is likely to lead to a less fair outcome
29) Using a more junior adjudicator is likely to lead to a less correct outcome
30) It is difficult for junior adjudicators to obtain regular panel nominations
31) Adjudicators' rates make adjudication unattractive as a dispute resolution option
32) Adjudicators should by default be able to assign party costs
33) Irrecoverability of party costs makes adjudication unattractive as a dispute resolution option
34) Covid restrictions have lengthened adjudication timescales
35) Covid restrictions have decreased incidence of adjudication meetings

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