| Commentary

91 Early neutral evaluation

| Commentary

91 Early neutral evaluation

In contrast to mediation, the neutral third party in an early neutral evaluation is not involved in negotiations. Instead, his or her role is to give an assessment of the facts, evidence and/or legal merits of the dispute in order to assist the parties in reaching a resolution1. This may be with the aim of settling before any litigation or arbitration proceedings proceed further than necessary, or to serve as a basis for further, more realistic negotiations between the parties. The third party will be a lawyer or an expert in the relevant field and the

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