Fact-Finding Law and Legal Definition

Fact-finding refers to a process by which the facts relevant to a dispute are determined. It is a process whereby a neutral third party investigates a matter to determine the disputed fact. This process is usually used in Alternate Dispute Resolution procedures involving technical issues or cases in which significant factual issues are part of a larger dispute. With regard to the binding effect of fact-finding results, the parties can negotiate on making the fact-finding results binding or nonbinding.