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Alternative Dispute Resolution

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Alternative Dispute Resolution Quick Start

The court system is traditionally established for settlement of disputes and administration of justice. However, the court system is bound by rigid rules and procedure. Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) becomes an increasingly popular option for the community to resolve disputes outside of courts. ADR can be a faster and cheaper way to resolve dispute in a cooperative manner and usually produces more satisfactory results.

ADR can take many forms and the ultimate objective is to resolve dispute without litigation. The common forms of ADR in Hong Kong are:

  1. Arbitration
  2. Mediation
  3. Conciliation and Counseling

To research on ADR, you are required to explore the procedure of each form of ADR and their relative advantages and disadvantages.