Dispute Resolution Schemes
The Alternative Dispute Resolution ('ADR') Committee of the Law Society promotes various forms of ADR as alternatives to litigation. See below for a list of the Law Society’s ADR schemes:
Law Society Arbitration Scheme
Arbitration is a private process where parties agree to resolve a dispute by referring it to an Arbitrator who makes a decision on the dispute.
The Law Society Arbitration Scheme ('LSAS') deals with the resolution of civil and commercial disputes by means of arbitration as opposed to litigation in Court.
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Law Society Mediation Scheme
Mediation is a private dispute resolution process where parties agree to refer their dispute to a mediator who assists the parties in arriving at a mutually acceptable resolution of the dispute. Unlike arbitration or litigation, the mediator is not an arbiter and does not make any decisions on behalf of the parties.
The Law Society Mediation Scheme ('LSMS') deals with the resolution of civil disputes by means of mediation as opposed to litigation or arbitration.
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