Why Mediation is Becoming Increasingly Popular

Life, at its very essence, revolves around relationships. We cannot claim to be fully alive and well if we’re not interacting and transacting with other people. This simple fact makes disputes inevitable, leading to the development of the judicial system and the popularity of litigation as a means of seeking redress in civil matters or meting out punishments in criminal […]

7 factors to consider before choosing arbitration over litigation

Many contracts are increasingly adopting the incorporation of an arbitration clause in the event of dispute between concerned parties. In fact, some contracts even stipulate that all disputes must be compulsorily subjected to arbitration rather than litigation. It is therefore important to have a good understanding of major differences between these two choices of dispute resolution. Except otherwise agreed by […]

Is Alternative Dispute Resolution A Friend Of The Bar And The Bench?

The courtrooms are overwhelmed by the volume of litigation they have to deal with and this slows down the growth of good businesses.  Consequently, businessmen and women turn to Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) which is more flexible, confidential and fast. ADR is generally seen as being faster and more economical than court proceedings. It can also be shaped to suit […]

The Difference Between Litigation, Arbitration, Mediation and Conciliation

Alternative dispute resolution processes such as arbitration, mediation and conciliation and have become increasingly popular because litigation is time consuming, expensive, unpredictable and emotionally draining. But before deciding on which way to resolve your disputes it is important that you know the difference between the different options available to you in alternative dispute resolution. Arbitration and Mediation Arbitration and mediation […]