Changing attitudes and a shift in the litigation landscape have created a fertile environment for alternative dispute resolution in property disputes, says Sara Benbow
It has been clear for a while that both politicians and many members of the judiciary have left behind their initial scepticism and now become fervent supporters of formal alternative dispute resolution (ADR) processes, mediation in particular.
There are doubtless many reasons for this radiant enthusiasm, not least the fact that the more cases that can be resolved without requiring litigation to be fought to the bitter end, the better the chances of our overstretched court system keeping its head above the floodwaters of issued claims.
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