International Centre for Appropriate Dispute Resolution & Prevention

Adjudication

Adjudication offers immediate, binding and affordable relief with the opportunity of later revisiting contested issues in arbitration. It involves an independent third party, usually an expert in the subject matter, who makes a decision after considering the claims of both parties.  Adjudicators are not bound by any procedural rules such as the rules of arbitration.

Adjudication is generally binding for an interim period of time in order to resolve a dispute promptly. At the request of a party, the specific issues decided by the Adjudicator may be arbitrated at a later time for a definitive and binding solution.

International Centre for Appropriate Dispute Resolution & Prevention

dispute Board

A Dispute Board is a standing body composed of one or three members usually set up upon the signature or commencement of performance of a mid-term or long-term contract, to aid the parties in avoiding or resolving disputes that arise during the implementation of the contract. The dispute avoidance role of the standing board involves encouraging the parties to solve their own problems, creating an atmosphere where the parties continue to communicate and avail themselves of the advisory role of the Dispute Board.

One of the primary advantages of using a dispute board is that its members may be called upon as soon as a difference arises and help the parties resolve it before it turns into an intractable dispute.  Resolving conflicts at an early stage, or even before they arise, is an obvious benefit that can substantially minimize costs such as legal fees, and reduces loss of productive time and goodwill between the parties.

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