Construction law folder

Construction ADR

What is Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)?

Alternative Dispute Resolution, or ADR as it is commonly known as, is essentially any method that is used to resolve a dispute that is not litigation. Strictly speaking therefore, this includes adjudication and arbitration, although these are now ignored when referring to ADR. The most common forms of ADR relating to construction are as follows:

• Mediation
• Negotiation 
• Third party opinion
• Expert determination
• Conciliation 
• Mini-trial
• Dispute Boards

Construction ADR advice

Our practitioners have the expertise in all of the ADR processes and are therefore able to advise and guide you, and if necessary, represent you. In addition, some of our practitioners are also on ADR panels, for example the Royal Institution of British Architects’ panel for third party opinion.