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Alternative dispute resolution is often
referred to as ADR.
It describes the ways that parties can
settle civil disputes with the help of an
independent third party and without the
need for a formal court hearing.…read more

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ADR & the Civil Procedure Rules
Under the Civil Procedure Rules, parties
involved in litigation are encouraged to use
The court can also impose cost sanctions if
it decides that one or more of the parties
have been unreasonable in refusing to
attempt to settle their dispute out of
court using ADR.…read more

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Three main types of ADR
Conciliation…read more

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Arbitration is the adjudication of a dispute by
one or more specially-appointed experts or
People who work as arbitrators often belong
to the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
Arbitration is governed by the Arbitration
Act 1996.…read more

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Arbitration Act 1996, s.1
(a) the object of arbitration is to obtain the fair
resolution of disputes by an impartial tribunal
without unnecessary delay or expense;
(b) the parties should be free to agree how their
disputes are resolved, subject only to such
safeguards as are necessary in the public
interest...…read more

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