Commercial ADR

Alternative Dispute resolution (ADR) has become a familiar shorthand label used to designate a whole range of dispute resolution processes. While mediation is the process used most frequently through CEDR for the resolution of commercial and civil disputes, other processes are available.

Adjudication

 

Adjudication

CEDR operate a commercial adjudication service for businesses and the public sector for disputes that require a binding written decision from a qualified neutral.

Arbitration

 

Arbitration

Arbitration is a confidential process in which an independent third-party is appointed to decide the outcome of a dispute between two or more parties.

Early Neutral Evaluation

 

Early Neutral Evaluation

CEDR has access to neutrals who can provide parties with a preliminary assessment of facts, evidence or legal merits. This process is known as Early Neutral Evaluation (ENE).

Expert Determination

 

Expert Determination

Expert determination is a private process involving an independent technical expert. They make a binding decision on technical rather than legal issues and have the power to ask questions of the parties before rendering their decision.

Adjudicative processes

Where the neutral makes a binding decision or determination or:

Non-Adjudicative processes

Where the neutral professional either makes a non-binding recommendation or assists the parties to reach an agreement. These facilitation-based approaches are using the skillset of a mediator but often in a much broader context than with formal commercial or civil disputes.

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