4 Key Characteristics of Legal Adjudication You Should Know


Adjudication refers to the formal process by which a neutral third party, such as a judge or arbitrator, reviews evidence and arguments from both sides of a dispute and issues a binding decision. This decision determines the rights and obligations of the parties involved.

Key characteristics of legal adjudication:

  • Formal process: Follows established rules and procedures, often involving hearings and submissions of evidence.
  • Neutral third party: The adjudicator is unbiased and not affiliated with any of the parties in the dispute.
  • Binding decision: The adjudicator's decision is final and enforceable by law.
  • Types of disputes: Covers various legal conflicts, including contract disputes, property disputes,employment disputes, etc.

Examples of legal adjudication:

  • A judge presiding over a court case and issuing a verdict.
  • An arbitrator resolving a contract dispute between two companies.
  • An administrative tribunal deciding on a dispute over benefits eligibility.

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