Dispute Panel Law and Legal Definition

Dispute panel means a panel that consists of one or more neutral or impartial individuals who are used by the parties as a means to clarify misperceptions and resolve differences over data or facts between the parties. The dispute panel will suggest measures to reconciliate between the parties after reviewing the conflicting data or facts. Depending upon the needs or desires of the parties and the authority imposed upon the panel, the dispute panel will issue procedural recommendations or specific substantive recommendations. Sometimes the dispute panel helps in filling the gap in the available information. These information analyses and suggestions made by the panel can be used by the parties in other processes such as negotiations. The information analyzed by the dispute panel can be used by the parties in those organizations where the panel is non-threatening and has established a reputation for helping parties work through and resolve their own disputes without using the formal dispute resolution process.