Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), is my client’s preferred alternative to going to court for a resolution of the dispute. ADR is far cheaper and more efficient than litigation. My client has violated the Atlantis contract and could face severe penalties if they are not taken to court. ADR, however, will provide the most beneficial solution to the customer as they can reach an agreement with Atlantis. It is possible for the opposing party to go to court, as it will be more certain that it has not broken the contract. The opposing party is certain to prevail in court if my client sues it (Menkelmeadow 2015). ADR can be chosen over adversarial conflicts resolution for many reasons. ADR, unlike adversarial disputes, is usually cooperative and allows the parties to see each other from different perspectives.
Alternative dispute resolution allows the parties to create their own solutions that the court can’t enforce. Many parties retain attorneys even though ADR can reduce paperwork, stress and costs involved in the court process. They want to be able to get early advice on possible strategies and answers. Like any other legal dispute, I will recommend to my client an attorney with expertise in your case as well as the ADR collaborative approach. Lawyers can also be used as mediators or arbitrators. Instead of each party hiring a lawyer for online dispute resolution, the parties may choose to hire one attorney to supervise all proceedings and ensure that every legal right is upheld.