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A Practical Approach to Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Edition :
    Second Edition
  • Publisher :
    Oxford University Press
  • Author :
    Susan Blake, Julie Browne, and Stuart Sime
  • ISBN :
    9780199644988
  • Year of publishing :
    2012
  • Format :
    Paperback
  • Pages :
    640
  • An invaluable resource for students and practitioners alike, the book offers comprehensive coverage of ADR at a level appropriate for the Bar Professional Training Course, the Legal Practice Course, and LLM courses on ADR
  • Written by authors with extensive experience of practice and postgraduate teaching, the text takes a highly practical approach and is supported by a number of learning resources, including sample documentation, flowcharts, tables and examples
  • Provides a full review of the range of ADR processes, including mediation, negotiation, conciliation and arbitration, examining the case law and procedural rules for each option
  • The accompanying Online Resource Centre contains useful extra material, and updates keeping readers abreast of developments in the field

New to this edition
  • Fully updated to cover all important changes in an area that is rapidly developing, both through case law and procedural rules, regulations and government policy
  • Anticipates the implementation of the Jackson Review reforms, and fully incorporates changes such as the development of the role of the Civil Mediation Council
  • New chapter on online ADR options
  • Expanded coverage of areas such as ethics and professional conduct, part 36 offers, and the psychology of dispute resolution
  • Contains many cross-references to current websites for additional information
A Practical Approach to Alternative Dispute Resolution provides a comprehensive and easily digestible commentary on all the major areas of ADR. Designed to support teaching and learning on the Bar Professional Training Course, it will also be of interest to practitioners who are looking for a clear exposition of the range of ADR processes.

Written by an authoritative and highly respected author team, A Practical Approach to Alternative Dispute Resolution contains a range of features designed to enhance the reader's understanding of the key points, including sample documentation, flow diagrams, tables, and examplesdrawn from a range of different types of practice. Numerous cross-references to relevant websites and further resources are also provided.

This second edition has been brought fully up to date on current practice and issues affecting ADR, including the development of the role of the Civil Mediation Council, online ADR options, and the forthcoming implementation of the Jackson Review reforms. The book's expanded coverage also makes it a suitable text for LLM courses on ADR.

Online Resource Centre
- Updates to cases and procedures, including the implementation of the EU Directive on Mediation
- Useful links for each chapter
- Diagrams and figures from thebook
Readership: Students on the Bar Professional Training Course and Legal Practice Course; practitioners. The book's coverage also makes it suitable for LLM courses on ADR.