Adjudication Simplified with Ukpeme Okon



I was pleased to welcome, the Founder, Trustee, and the President of the Guild of Adjudicators in Nigeria (GAIN), as well as the author of The Values String: A book on Transitional Life, Compelling Fulfilment, and Profound Peace.

She is also a lawyer, arbitrator, adjudicator, author, mediator, Ambassador for Peace and trainer, with over fourteen (14) years of law practice, peacebuilding, and leadership.  Her core competencies include mediation, negotiation, writing and research, opinion writing, Alternative Dispute Resolution and public speaking.

We analysed the following questions:

1 What is an Adjudication process?

2 What are the types of Adjudication, and where can it be classified?

3 What is the purpose of Adjudication and its benefits?

4 What is the difference between Litigation and Adjudication?

5 What are the similarities and differences between Adjudication and Arbitration?

6 Can anyone be an adjudicator?

7 What is your advice for people that want to start a career in Adjudication?

What is an Adjudication process? 
The term adjudication may be confessing because Adjudication generally refers to the process of deciding a case or resolving a dispute. Nonetheless in reference to Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR). An Adjudication process involves a resolution of a dispute between parties by a neutral third party known as an adjudicator who is an expert in the subject matter of the dispute. The decision of the adjudicator is binding on the parties until or unless it is reversed.

Is Adjudication classified under ADR?
 Adjudication is classified under ADR-its one of the mechanisms because the process of Adjudication involves settlement or determination of the disputes outside of the court processes.