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What is alternative dispute resolution (ADR)?

We use alternative dispute resolution (ADR) to help parties reach an agreement before a hearing.We will usually hold a conference first, and many cases are resolved without the need for a hearing.

ADR is also used to talk about the issues in dispute and to prepare for a hearing.

The ADR processes we use are:

All ADR processes are informal, private meetings. Look at Confidentiality in ADR processes for more information about confidentiality in ADR processes.

You can also look at the Alternative dispute resolution guidelines for more information.

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