Disputes between private parties, such as individual citizens or corporations (who possess a legal personality)
Disputes that arise between public officials and private parties
Disputes between public bodies and public officials
The Adjudicated process occurs when a natural person, typically someone empowered by an agency to formalize a binding decision, is given the task of examining evidence or facts to render a legally-acceptable and affirmed judgment in a legal quandary. As a result of this process and the broad definition attached, the adjudicated process may refer to a casual form of judging, such as in athletic competitions, where a body of judges adjudicate and awards scores to the competitors; or a binding judgment that distributed significant penalties and/or punishments to a party involved.
The Adjudicated process, in the majority of cases, is binding and does not require the inclusion of a jury to render the decision. In the adjudicated process, a judge will render a decision regarding the case only after all the evidence has been presented to the presiding body. This legal process is preferred by a number of institutions and individuals in the midst of a legal battle because it is typically less expensive and far more expedient than a trial by jury.
The Adjudication Process Explained:
As stated earlier, a judge (instead of a jury) will typically settle disputes between parties involved in the adjudicated process. Although the adjudicated process is quicker and typically less expensive, the review of facts is generally thought to be less thorough and sympathetic when compared to a trial by jury. In the legal sense, an adjudicator is not regarded as a mediatory–even though the two parties are required to come to terms or agree on a settlement to resolve a case.