Alternative Dispute Resolution
There are a variety of alternative dispute resolution processes to choose from. All aim to make your dispute a little less confrontational and focus on reaching a decision. Each situation is different and many require different action plans to drive results. Explore each of the different types of alternative dispute resolution below.
Arbitration is the most popular and widely known dispute resolution process and involves using a neutral party, known as the arbitrator, to help come to a decision. Both opposing parties present their case to the arbitrator and agree to be bound to their decision. We work with you to outline rules for the discussion so that a decision can be determined civilly.
This process is all about parties working together in a cooperative, non-adversarial manner to achieve a lasting, mutually agreeable settlement. All parties involved with the dispute are involved and work together to find a solution that everyone can live with.
Mediation involves a trained mediator assessing the situation conveyed by both opposing parties. From this assessment the mediator will try to find common ground, explore different perspectives, and potentially present new creative solutions. The overall goal again is to help both parties reach a voluntary settlement.