Early Neutral Evaluation

MCN has access to neutrals who can provide parties with a preliminary assessment of facts, evidence or legal merits. This process, commonly known as Early Neutral Evaluation, or ENE, is designed to serve as a basis for further and fuller negotiations, or, at the very least, help parties avoid further unnecessary stages in litigation.

MCN can assist by proposing suitable experts to act as the early neutral evaluator. We will also handle all aspects of the early neutral evaluation arrangements. These include arranging document exchange, administrating funds, resolving procedural difficulties and providing support and guidance to the parties and the neutral as required.

Our Service

We can:

  • Advise you on the most appropriate evaluator for your dispute
  • Give guidance on likely costs
  • Appoint the neutral of your choice or select one for you
  • Provide support and guidance during the process
  • We can also offer follow-up assisted negotiation or independent chairing where helpful.

MCN Dispute Resolution panel members include:

Accountants
Architects
Bankers
Barristers
Engineers
Insurers
Loss adjusters
Queens Counsel
Retired Judges
Solicitors
Surveyors

How much does it cost?

MCN’s fee for providing this service is USD 1,500.00+GST shared equally between the parties. The neutral will be paid fees and expenses and their rates will vary subject to which expert is chosen. Typically hourly rates will be in a range between USD200 and USD800 per hour. Please contact us to discuss fees for specific neutrals or cases.

Practical Applications

Commodity supply contracts
Construction & Engineering disputes
Information Communication & Technology projects
Insurance industry
Pension rights transfers
Price adjustments on take-overs
Rent reviews
Valuation of shares in private companies

The opportunity to use early neutral evaluation can arise in a number of ways. The parties’ contract may provide for early neutral evaluation to resolve any disputes that arise, or the parties may decide to use early neutral evaluation to resolve an existing dispute in preference to the system provided by their contract. Early neutral evaluation can be chosen as the method of dispute resolution either of specific issues or of all disputes arising under a contract.

Contact us

For further information on our neutrals and how you can use the services, please contact MCN’s Dispute Resolution team on +91 850 599 9819, email contact@mediationhub.in or send us a message online HERE