Once adjudication begins

Withdrawing from an adjudication process

A claimant can withdraw from adjudication for any reason before an adjudication decision has been made by giving a written notice of discontinuation to the adjudicator and the respondent. 

If the respondent pays the owed amount to the claimant before an adjudication decision has been reached, the claimant must inform the adjudicator and the respondent that the adjudication application has been withdrawn due to payment. 

In both cases, the claimant must also notify the registrar of the withdrawal. The notice must be given in writing to the registrar (adjudication.registry@qbcc.qld.gov.au) as soon as practicable after the withdrawal, and indicating if the withdrawal is because the respondent has paid the claimed amount or decision made by the claimant for other reasons.

Failing to give notice of the withdrawal may attract a penalty.

It should be noted that an adjudicator may still be entitled to be paid reasonable fees and expenses.