Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) processes are now widely used throughout Australia to resolve and manage disputes without the need to use traditional rights-based processes such as litigation. ADR usually refers to dispute resolution processes that are 'alternative' to traditional court proceedings. ADR is also now used as an acronym for 'assisted', 'additional', 'affirmative', or 'appropriate' dispute resolution processes within the Australian environment. ADR processes can be used across diverse areas, including commercial, legal, social, environmental and political fields. This paper identifies some key features and trends in the Australian ADR context.
Alternative Dispute Resolution, ADR, developments, justice, access to justice, civil procedure
Dispute Resolution and Arbitration
Australian courts: Serving democracy and its publics
Australasian Institute of Judicial Administration
City or Country
SOURDIN, Tania and Nadja ALEXANDER.
Developments in ADR. (2013). Australian courts: Serving democracy and its publics. 119-147. Research Collection School Of Law.
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