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Alternative Dispute Resolution

A tribunal is composed of three people. One will be legally qualified and the other two will have
experience in the area being considered by the tribunal.

Domestic tribunals are used by professional bodies to discipline or resolve disputes within the
profession, e.g. the Law society…

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A mediator acts as an impartial go-between who does not make a decision for the parties but
attempts to find areas on which they agree. This form of alternative dispute resolution is only useful
if parties are willing to cooperate. The mediator may meet each party separately. Mediation is…

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Advantages of Alternative dispute resolution:
Alternative dispute resolution is either free or much cheaper than the formal court procedure. Most
types of alternative dispute resolution do not require parties to pay for expensive legal
representation. Also, a qualified expert may assist in settling the dispute.

One of the main criticisms…


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