A Practical Approach to Alternative Dispute Resolution (4th edition)

Susan Blake; Julie Browne; Stuart Sime
Practical Approach Series

A Practical Approach to Alternative Dispute Resolution provides a comprehensive and easily digestible commentary on all the major areas of resolution of disputes out of court. 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 examples drawn from a range of different types of practice. Numerous cross-references to relevant websites and further resources are also provided. This fourth edition has been brought fully up to date to reflect current practice and issues affecting ADR. The book's expanded coverage also makes it a suitable text for LLM courses on ADR. Online Resource Centre - Updates to cases and procedures - Useful links for each chapter - Diagrams and figures from the book


Part I History and Range of ADR Methods
1 Introduction
2 Overview of ADR options
3 Factors influencing the selection of an ADR option
4 Funding ADR procedures
5 Online ADR options and ODR
6 Professional ethics

Part II The Interplay Between ADR, CPR and Litigation
7 The approach of the courts to ADR
8 The sanctions for refusing to engage in ADR processes
9 Recovery of ADR costs in litigation

Part III Negotiation and Mediation
10 Overview of negotiation and mediation
11 Styles, strategies and tactics in negotiation
12 Preparing for negotiation
13 The negotiation process
14 Mediation
15 Preparation for the mediation
16 The mediation process
17 Reaching a settlement
18 Court mediation schemes and other schemes
19 International mediation

Part IV Evaluation, Conciliation, and Ombudsmen
20 Conciliation
21 Complaints, grievances and ombudsmen
22 Early neutral evaluation

Part V Recording Settlement
23 Recording settlement

Part VI Adjudicative ADR
24 Expert or neutral determination
25 Construction industry adjudication
26 Arbitration
27 Arbitral tribunals
28 The commercial arbitration process
29 International arbitration
30 Arbitration awards and orders
31 High Court jurisdiction in arbitration claims
32 Enforcement of settlements and awards


Susan Blake is a Barrister and the Associate Dean of Learning and Teaching at The City Law School, City University, London.; Julie Browne is a Barrister and Deputy Course Director of the BPTC at The City Law School, City University, London.; Stuart Sime is a Barrister and Course Director of the BPTC at The City Law School, City University, London.