Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
Many of our clients at St Philips Chambers have found that we can help them to resolve their disputes without having to go through the ordeal and cost of court proceedings. We believe that ADR, in the right type of case, can produce a better result than litigation. Since the Civil Procedure Rules came into effect, the courts have increasingly stayed cases for ADR to take place. The purpose of this article is to describe the various types of ADR, and to comment on some of their advantages and disadvantages.
What is ADR?
The phrase Alternative Dispute Resolution covers a variety of processes that provide an alternative to litigation through the courts. The two principal ADR processes are Mediation and Arbitration, but there are a number of other processes and techniques, which include: