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What Is Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)?

What Is Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)?

Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) is a means of settling a dispute, conflict, or claim without courtroom litigation. Instead, the parties involved agree to use an ADR process such as mediation or arbitration. ADR has gained broad acceptance by the public and the legal profession. In the United Kingdom, anyone who doesn’t want to go to court over a civil (non-criminal) matter is free to choose ADR so long as all parties agree to it. When a lawsuit is pending, in some cases courts encourage or require the litigants to use ADR to help settle disputes more amicably and reduce the court...

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