Alternative dispute resolution ('ADR') includes any voluntary process through which the parties attempt to resolve their dispute1. In most cases, ADR takes the form of inter-party negotiations or a mediation conducted by a neutral mediator. Alternative forms of ADR include early neutral evaluation either by a judge or some other neutral person who receives a concise presentation from each party and then provides his or her own evaluation of the case2. Although the Technology and Construction Court is an appropriate forum for the resolution of all construction and engineering disputes, the use of ADR can lead to a significant
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