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Alternative Dispute Resolution


We are working with the Scottish Government and others to better understand Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), through a series of research exercises.

SLAB, on behalf of the Scottish Government, has undertaken work to explore the operation of ADR in Scotland and review its operation across a number of jurisdictions.

The Overview report of Alternative Dispute Resolution in Scotland sets out the findings of a desk-based research scoping study of the range of existing alternative dispute resolution mechanisms available in Scotland and the policy issues that they raise.

The following appendices to the Overview report are also available (all PDFs):

The International Literature Review of Alternative Dispute Resolution covers five jurisdictions besides Scotland. It looks, in particular, at how each has formally institutionalised ADR into family law and to what extent ADR has been effective.

The results and findings of this work have been shared with the Scottish Government for their consideration.

SLAB is also taking forward research into court-based ADR in Scotland.

More details will be posted here in due course.


For further information, please contact:

Alison Bean

beanal@slab.org.uk

Policy and Development Officer


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