Publication Type

Book Chapter

Publication Date

1-2013

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Alternative Dispute Resolution, ADR, developments, justice, access to justice, civil procedure

Discipline

Dispute Resolution and Arbitration

Research Areas

Dispute Resolution

Publication

Australian courts: Serving democracy and its publics

First Page

119

Last Page

147

ISBN

9781875527595

Publisher

Australasian Institute of Judicial Administration

City or Country

Melbourne

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

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