Brown and Marriott’s ADR Principles and Practice
is an essential Alternative Dispute Resolution title. The 4th edition of Brown and Marriott’s ADR Principles and Practice will be revised and updated by a new author team comprising William Wood QC, Brick Court Chambers; Ben Waters, Senior Lecturer in Law at Canterbury Christ Church University; and Shirley Shipman, Principal Lecturer in Law at Oxford Brookes University School of Law. They bring a fresh perspective to the 4th edition; while Henry Brown, originator and co-author of the first three editions, is closely involved in this 4th edition as a Consultant Editor.
In addition to a general update and revision, the new edition will address the following in particular:
- Developments in statutory and case law as well as practice, which have progressed in various fields, especially as ADR processes have become Technology, ICT and online processes including Online Dispute Resolution (ODR), which have developed, affecting dispute resolution processes.
- ADR is becoming increasingly integrated into legal education and training and the work accommodates the need for a comprehensive guide also suitable for students.
- The UK’s Brexit decision will impact on dispute resolution processes, for example with regard to EU Directives.
Key features of the new edition:
- Addresses Alternative Dispute Resolution both from a very practical and pragmatic approach, critical for practitioners
- Reviews and analyses ADR and the philosophies, values and motivation underpinning it
- Considers the theory and practice of negotiation, on which all consensual ADR processes depend
- Covers the theory, principles and practice of ADR processes, whether consensual, adjudicatory or hybrid
- Provides detailed coverage of mediation, arguably the primary consensual ADR process, and its various models of practice, both in general terms and in specific fields such as civil-commercial, family and divorce, workplace and employment, neighbourhood/community and Restorative Justice
- Explains the different roles that a mediator undertakes and extracts the common attributes and skills from different approaches of mediation
- Provides guidance on how lawyers’ can best represent their clients in mediation
- Discusses practical and ethical issues including evidential privilege and confidentiality, jurisdiction, forum and relevant law
- Reviews the use of ADR within the court system and also increasingly by ombudsmen
- Addresses adjudicatory ADR processes including arbitration and adjudication
- Covers non-binding ADR evaluative processes such as the mini-trial, summary jury trial and early neutral evaluation and case evaluation
- Considers hybrid processes between the consensual and adjudicatory models such as Med-arb, Arb-med and neutral fact-finding experts
- Examines latest developments in online dispute resolution
- Provides extensive references, case law, bibliography and precedents
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