Alternative Dispute Resolution
Put simply, Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) is any means of settling disputes or differences, where negotiation has failed, without going to court. Typically it includes such options as mediation, early neutral evaluation, arbitration and conciliation. In suitable cases, ADR offers a real alternative to the formal litigation process, providing an invaluable tool for the quick and cost-effective resolution of disputes.
In the UK and Europe, the terms “ADR” and “mediation” are used interchangeably at times. However, whilst mediation is recognised widely now as the leading ADR process, others are increasingly gaining favour. Which process is best will often depend on the nature of the dispute requiring to be resolved.
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