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on neutral ground

In a location or setting to which neither side (e.g., in an argument, competition, etc.) has a connection and therefore gains no benefit or advantage. I find couple's therapy to be helpful because it gives each partner a chance to air their frustrations on neutral ground. The peace deal between the two countries was brokered on neutral ground in the European capital.
See also: ground, neutral, on

on neutral territory

In a location or setting to which neither side (e.g., in an argument, competition, etc.) has a connection and therefore gains no benefit or advantage. I find couple's therapy to be helpful because it gives each partner a chance to air their frustrations on neutral territory. The peace deal between the two countries was brokered on neutral territory in the European capital.
See also: neutral, on, territory

in neutral

with the shift lever of a vehicle in the position where the motor is running but is not powering the wheels or other moving parts. The car rolled down the hill because I'd left it in neutral and did not put on the brake. If you are moving and in neutral, you do not have control of your vehicle.
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on neutral ˈground/ˈterritory

in a place that has no connection with either of the people or sides who are meeting and so does not give an advantage to either of them: We decided to meet on neutral ground.
See also: ground, neutral, on, territory
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Other ADR Processes are mini-trial, neutral evaluation, summary jury trial (binding or non-binding), voluntary trial resolution, any Other ADR Process ordered by the court, and any Other ADR Process agreed to by the parties and approved by the court.
Within 15 days after the designation of the neutral, the court or its designee, who may be the neutral, shall notify the parties in writing of the date, time, and place for the ADR process unless the order of referral specifies the date, time, and place.
Notice of the hearing shall be provided to all interested parties, including any neutral who has been appointed.
Parties and their counsel may fear that a standing neutral will have too much "control" over resolution of their dispute.
Under various professional rules and byway of agreement at the outset of the engagement, the standing neutral is duty bound to maintain the parties' confidences to the fullest extent permitted by law.
First, the definition is clearly intended to include the full range of neutral roles in the ADR field.
Second, the expansive definition of third-party neutral practice reinforces the considerable latitude parties and ADR practitioners have enjoyed in creating processes to resolve legal disputes.
The result is a room with a sense of sanctuary, giving the entire house a calm and serene atmosphere When it comes to designing your interior, neutral schemes are relatively easy to put together, too.
The flexibility of neutral schemes also means that they work well with other colours and translate well into different styles.
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In adjudication and arbitration, the decision-making power lies with the third-party neutral.
Get a neutral party in to talk to all the participants privately.
Our corporate members and their counsel have told us that it is increasingly critical to them to be able to identify excellent neutrals of diverse backgrounds," explained Stipanowich.
The legal and business communities associate CPR's Panels of Distinguished Neutrals with quality, sophistication and a very high degree of selectivity," said Stipanowich.