Alternate Dispute Resolution (ADR) is becoming an increasingly popular way to resolve legal matters.
What is Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
Alternative Dispute Resolution describes the various alternative options to resolving a dispute outside or alongside the litigation process.
Mediation is a form of ADR which offers flexibility, reduced time and costs and confidentiality.
Arbitration is a more formal method governed by statute where the arbiter considers the evidence and makes an enforceable award.
Adjudication can provide quick and cost-effective solutions also, often upon particular issues within a dispute before the parties enter litigation, arbitration or reach a settlement.
Other forms of ADR include a mini trial, neutral evaluation and private inquiries. The Civil Procedure Rules 1999, which govern the conduct of litigation in the UK civil courts, encourage ADR at the earliest stages. Our commercial litigation team recognises ADR's increasing role in the resolution of commercial and civil disputes.
While the solicitors at Seth Lovis & Co. are highly experienced in the area of litigation, we are also adept at resolving matters through ADR. Continue reading to learn more about ADR.
What Are the Benefits of ADR?
In most situations, reaching a resolution outside the courtroom costs less and is less time consuming. Many courts encourage the use of ADR as well.
Is ADR Required?
In certain types of contract, for instance many construction contracts, it will be a term of the contract that any disputes between the parties be referred for arbitration. Mediation and other forms of ADR are completely voluntary, and all parties must consent to them before they can take place.
Serving London and the Home Counties: ADR Solicitors
To arrange a free initial consultation with our London alternate dispute resolution solicitors, contact us online or by phone on 0330 400 5800. We are happy to book consultations at your convenience.