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Last edited 15 Jan 2016
Med-adjudication (med-ad) is a form of alternative dispute resolution that combines the approaches of mediation and adjudication. An appointed ‘neutral’ begins conducting the process as if they were an adjudicator (following the same rules of natural justice), but after meeting the parties’ key professionals and expert witnesses together, gives a preliminary view on the matter in dispute (as in mediation). If the parties settle, this is recorded in writing, but if no settlement is reached within a fixed period of time the neutral proceeds to make a decision in which they are not bound by their preliminary view (an adjudication).
It is intended to allow the parties to take a constructive approach to seeking settlement and for rapid decision making regarding those issues that cannot be resolved, providing a continuous rather than stop / start process.
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