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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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What Is Civil Fraud?


Fraud can best be described as the deliberate or intentional use of misrepresentation, deception, or dishonesty to deprive, in order to make a gain or achieve an advantage for someone or something or to disadvantage or cause loss (usually financial) to another person or party. That said, it is not always necessary that a scenario which has, at its heart, elements of dishonesty, requires establishing actual dishonesty on the part of some or all of the protagonists in order to seek a civil remedy.   Fraud is defined differently depending on whether you are acting in a civil or criminal context, and...

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