Dispute Resolution

There is a growing reliance on alternative dispute resolution (ADR) processes such as mediation in the Australian community. In some of the highest courts, an attempt at settlement through ADR is mandatory prior to a matter being listed for hearing.

The most commonly known ADR process is mediation which is the process by which parties to a dispute, with the assistance of a neutral third party (the mediator), identify the disputed issues, develop options, consider alternatives and endeavour to reach an agreement. The mediator has no advisory or determinative role in regard to the content of the dispute or the outcomes of its resolution but may advise on or determine the process of mediation whereby resolution is attempted (National Alternative Dispute Resolution Advisory Council Definition).

ADR is suitable for a wide range of disputes including commercial, family, workplace, industrial relations, contract, building, estates and wills, succession planning, domain names, franchisees, community, environment, land rights and worker’s compensation.

Dispute resolvers engaged by Dupont and Associates are all highly trained and experienced and hold the required accreditations and registrations, and are all members of a recognised professional body.

For further details please refer to the Information Sheet on ADR or Mediation.Dispute Resolution Services