Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) refers to several methods of resolving legal disputes without going to court. Some of the most prevalent methods include;
The process by which a neutral third person facilitates communication between parties to a dispute and assists them in reaching a mutually agreed resolution of the dispute.
The process in which the Parties to a dispute jointly ask an acceptable third party to hear their respective cases, and then make an award on liability and damages, which they may undertake, prior to arbitration, to accept as final and binding.
The process whereby a third party brings the disputing Parties together in order for them to solve their problems.
The verbal interaction involving two or more parties who seek to reach a settlement over a conflict of interest between them, and in which they seek to preserve their interests, but to adjust their views and positions in the joint effort to achieve the settlement.