Why Alternative Dispute Resolution?
ADR IS QUICK AND SAVES TIME AND STRESS
ADR PUTS YOU IN CONTROL
ADR IS COST-EFFECTIVE AND SAVES YOU MONEY
ADR IS FUTURE-FOCUSED
ADR PRACTITIONERS CONSIDER ALL THE RISKS
ADR OFFERS PRIVACY
ADR PRESERVES RELATIONSHIPS
ADR IS BENEFICIAL FOR SOLICITORS
ADR RESULTS IN LASTING AND MORE ROBUST AGREEMENTS
Forms of Alternative Dispute Resolution
Mediation – Mediation is a voluntary, alternative form of dispute resolution and facilitated discussion, where people in conflict come together in a safe and fair environment to try and settle disputes with the support of an independent third party – the mediator. Mediation is appropriate for commercial, workplace, contracts, council, personal and domestic disputes whereby all the parties are willing to come to the mediation, in good faith and genuinely want to resolve the dispute.
FDR – FDR is just for parents about parenting the children and their support and well being. Married and de facto couples separating are obliged to try Family Dispute Resolution (FDR) after separation to resolve parenting concerns for their children before resorting to Court and litigation. FDR is a process to help parents consider and agree on the future lives of their children and family and decide how the future will be for them all.
Arbitration – Arbitration is a dispute resolution process that is similar to a mini trial in Court, where people in conflict agree to refer the final decision to a mutually respected independent third party – the arbitrator. Arbitration is commonly used if the lawyers are not recommending or supportive of mediation for whatever reason. It is also the logical next step following a mediation where not all the issues were agreed upon.
Thank you to Ali and your team for your prompt actions in organising the mediation. I have received amazing feedback from those involved about Ali’s calming but methodical approach to ensuring that everyone had the opportunity to be heard, raise their concerns and come up with solutions. I am confident that with Ali’s help we have put in place a plan for future success. Thanks again for helping us work through the issues and get this great outcome for all.