Disputes and mediation
Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) refers to the settlement of disagreements outside of the Court system.
There are several different types of ADR, such as mediation and arbitration. Some types are more formal than others, but overall ADR can provide many benefits for participants.
To help the community understand all their options in regards to resolving disputes the Law Society provides general information about ADR. We also offer a range of high-quality programs in several types of ADR, such as mediation and arbitration.
New fees for alternative dispute resolution
As of 1 January 2011, requests and referrals for Presidential appointment of an arbitrator, mediator, valuer, expert or independent solicitor will incurr an administration charge.
Alternative dispute resolution – information about mediation, arbitration, expert determination and other services.
ADR providers – list of links to other government and non-profit organisations that offer ADR services.
Law Society programs
Law Society Mediation Program – confidential, face-to-face mediation sessions conducted by experienced, highly-trained solicitors.
Law Society's Rules for Expert Determination – resolution of disputes based upon the decision of an independent third party, the Expert.
Conveyancing Dispute Resolution Scheme – receive determinations about conveyancing disputes from the Law Society’s Property Law Committee.
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