Mediation & Alternative Dispute Resolution

With resolving legal disputes in Court becoming an increasingly time and resource intensive exercise, both litigants and the Courts are placing increasing emphasis on the utility of alternatives to the resolution of disputes only at trial.

Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) affords the parties to legal disputes (whether pre or post the commencement of proceedings) with an efficient option to traditional Court proceedings.

One of the inherent advantages of ADR over traditional Court proceeding is that of flexibility. Different forms of dispute may benefit from different formats for resolution. ADR can accommodate this. At No5 Barristers' Chambers, there is the breadth of expertise available to offer a range of effective alternative dispute resolution services, depending on the nature of the dispute and the needs of the parties.  

Specialist Areas

Members of No5 are available for instruction on the following forms of alternative dispute resolution.

Mediation

A voluntary, without prejudice and flexible exercise where a neutral third party works with the parties in order to achieve a binding resolution.

Early Neutral Evaluation

The parties appoint an independent third party to provide a non-binding evaluation of the case.

Adjudication

A third-party neutral is appointed either by contract or statute to make a summary binding decision on a contractual dispute

Expert Determination

Expert Determination - A third party neutral using his expertise acts as an expert rather than judge. There is no right of appeal from an expert determination.

 

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