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Dispute Resolution Boards – A Better Way Forward?

Journal article | November 2012 | Available for purchase & free for members

Abstract

A Dispute Resolution Board (‘DRB’), which is also sometimes called a Dispute Review Board is a body that is established by the parties under a contract to assist in the avoidance and resolution of issues and disputes that arise out of or in connection with the performance of work under that contract. In other words, a DRB is an alternative dispute resolution process. However, whereas most alternative dispute resolution processes such as mediation, conciliation, expert determination and arbitration only come into play when a dispute arises between the parties, one of the primary functions of a DRB is to avoid disputes rather than merely provide an alternative process by which the parties can settle their disputes. The DRB is also empowered to determine any matters that cannot be resolved by the parties.

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Thanks

We thank the author of this article Steven Goldstein and the journal editor Russell Thirgood for their contribution to this journal.

Tags: Adjudication, Arbitration, Conciliation, Conflict management coaching, Expert determination, Mediation, Legal practice, Dispute handling administration