Resolving Civil Disputes, 2nd edition

An invaluable guide to dispute resolution policy and practice

Edited by Michael Legg

Published: 13 December, 2023

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<p>Efficient, effective and ethical resolution of disputes is central to civil society. However, resolution processes are subject to significant practical and policy issues. The revised and updated second edition of <em>Resolving Civil Disputes</em> identifies and explores these challenges.<br><br> Structured to address the roles that litigation and various other forms of dispute resolution play in resolving civil disputes in the modern era, this book fosters an understanding of how to evaluate and select the most appropriate resolution technique for a civil dispute, through processes such as negotiation, mediation, arbitration and litigation. The book explains the distinctive and vital role of litigation, while questioning whether a broader view of justice may be taken and how the courts and alternative dispute resolution may interact. The mechanics of litigation and mediation are examined through insights into the key steps of each process.<br><br> The utility of dispute resolution techniques to deliver access to justice is discussed with attention placed on those members of society who suffer economic or social disadvantage. The text explores key responses to a lack of access to justice such as legal aid, pro bono, class actions and litigation funding. The text also examines the impact of technology on lawyers, litigation and alternative dispute resolution and addresses the development and practice of transnational litigation. <br><br> The clear and authoritative analysis has been contributed by leading experts from the judiciary, academia, legal and dispute resolution practice. This unique text provides invaluable guidance for practitioners, policy-makers, students, researchers and anyone interested in dispute resolution techniques.<br><br> </p> <p><strong>Features</strong></p> <p>• Considers roles of litigation and other ADR methods as elements in the dispute resolution process<br> • Discusses key practice and policy questions relevant to both practitioners and policy-makers<br> • Wide-ranging topics include access to justice, class actions and litigation funding<br> • Explores the impact of technology on legal practice<br> • Authoritative and reliable content<br> • Contributions from eminent thought leaders </p> <p><strong>Related Titles</strong></p> <p>• Boulle, <em>Mediation and Conciliation in Australia: Principles Process Practice</em>, 2023 <br> • Field, <em>Australian Dispute Resolution</em>, 2022<br> • Lethbridge et al, <em>Civil Litigation: Strategy and Practice</em>, 2023</p>

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