The changing face of property dispute resolution

Charles Brown looks at recent initiatives to provide ADR procedures that are "fit for purpose"

07 Jan 2014

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) provides parties with the option to resolve a dispute; often before they become embroiled in the process of litigation. Since 1998, construction adjudication has demonstrated the vast potential and success that can be achieved through the use of ADR methods.

Until recently, property litigators dined on a diet of rent reviews and disputes about service charges and repairing covenants. Many of these were resolved by Expert Determination (ED), and the remainder were litigated. Today the diet is more varied. Contested disputes are more complex and often involve legal issues. The parties to ED of...

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