Alternative Dispute (ADR) is the general term for the various ways in which disputes can be resolved without (or as an alternative to) litigation.
Litigation is a costly solution and the varying forms of ADR offer a way to either resolve the dispute through legally binding determination by a convener (such as in Commercial or Family Law Arbitration, or in Expert Determination) or to try mediation in an attempt to come to a mutual agreement to resolve the dispute without determination by a third party.
Many members of the Australian Bar Association have qualifications and experience in various forms of ADR.
Search for an ADR Specialist through the Find a Barrister page.
Professional Bodies in ADR in Australia