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Alternative Dispute Resolution

Supreme and District Courts

Alternative dispute resolution helps parties (organisations and individuals) to reach a settlement out of court so that the expense, time and conflict of a trial can be avoided.

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) is used in civil cases in both the Supreme and District Courts.

An independent third party can help resolve disputes through ADR. However, involvement in this process does not mean that the parties forgo their right to a trial if the dispute doesn’t settle.

Mediation services are also available in the Magistrates Court.

The following legislation may assist you

Last reviewed
22 June 2011
Last updated
18 September 2012

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