Simply put, alternative dispute resolution (ADR) covers all the ways individuals or businesses can resolve legal disputes without going to court. For many reasons, including reduced cost, privacy and efficiency ADR is often a better way to engage with your opponent than through risky and expensive litigation. That’s why at Nath Solicitors in London we often encourage it – although we will always examine the particular nature of the issues facing clients before deciding not to issue court proceedings.
Here we look at some of the most common forms of ADR.
Sometimes you will have no choice but to engage in ADR. A court may insist upon it or there may be a contractual requirement to resolve disputes using a particular form of ADR. Usually however ADR won’t be mandatory. Set out below are the main forms of ADR used in England and Wales:
ADR enables parties to control their case more closely than if they choose litigation. And the flexibility of the different ADR processes means parties can tackle areas of dispute as formally or as informally as they wish.
ADR won’t be appropriate in every case. But its flexibility, private nature and cost effectiveness aren’t factors to be readily overlooked. Added to that the increased difficulty in obtaining trial dates within a reasonable timeframe mean we are more and more regularly involved in ADR on behalf of clients.
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