Practical Approach to Alternative Dispute Resolution (4ed)

Practical Approach to Alternative Dispute Resolution
Practical Approach to Alternative Dispute Resolution (4ed)
Blake, S
Oxford University Press

A Practical Approach to Alternative Dispute Resolution provides a comprehensive and easily digestible commentary on all the major areas of resolution of disputes out of court.

Designed to support teaching and learning on the Bar Professional Training Course, it will also be of interest to practitioners who are looking for a clear exposition of the range of ADR processes.

Written by an authoritative and highly respected author team, A Practical Approach to Alternative Dispute Resolution contains a range of features designed to enhance the reader's understanding of the key points, including sample documentation, flow diagrams, tables, and examples drawn from a range of different types of practice. Numerous cross-references to relevant websites and further resources are also provided.

This fourth edition has been brought fully up to date to reflect current practice and issues affecting ADR. The book's expanded coverage also makes it a suitable text for LLM courses on ADR.

  • An invaluable resource for students and practitioners alike, the book offers comprehensive coverage of ADR at a level appropriate for the Bar Professional Training Course, the Legal Practice Course, and LLM courses on ADR
  • Written by authors with extensive experience of practice and postgraduate teaching, the text takes a highly practical approach and is supported by a number of learning resources, including sample documentation, flowcharts, tables and examples
  • Provides a full review of the range of ADR processes, including mediation, negotiation, conciliation and arbitration, examining the case law and procedural rules for each option
  • The accompanying Online resource Centre contains useful extra material and updates keeping readers abreast of developments in the field

New to this Edition:

  • Discussion of the proposals put forward by the Civil Justice Council for an online dispute resolution Courts and Tribunal Service and the changing role of technology in court processes
  • Updates to the factors influencing the selection of an ADR option
  • Revised coverage of professional ethics relating to confidentiality and acting within the client's interests
  • Inclusion of the revised Practice Direction Pre-Action Conduct and Protocols and the Pre-Action Protocols introduced in April 2015
  • Updated guidance on risk assessment and options for settlement in relation to mediation

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