A Handbook Of Dispute Resolution

Author: Karl J Mackie
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134952805
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A Handbook of Dispute Resolution examines the theoretical and practical developments that are transforming the practice of lawyers and other professionals engaged in settling disputes, grievance-handling and litigation. The book explains what distinguishes ADR from other forms of dispute resolution and examines the role ADR can play in a range of contexts where litigation would once have been the only option, such as family law and company law. In some areas, like industrial relations, ADR is not an alternative, but the main method of conflict-intervention, and several contributors draw on their experience of negotiating between management and unions. A wide variety of methods is open to the non-litigious, including resort to Ombudsmen, negotiation, small claims courts and mini-trials; these and other options receive detailed attention. Given the newness of ADR as a discipline, questions about the training of mediators and about the role of central government have not yet been resolved. The final section of the book is devoted to discussion of these issues. Case studies are drawn from the international arena - examples from China, Canada, Australia, Germany and North America place ADR in a cultural and historical perspective.

The Handbook Of Dispute Resolution

Author: Michael L. Moffitt
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118429834
Size: 55.79 MB
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This volume is an essential, cutting-edge reference for all practitioners, students, and teachers in the field of dispute resolution. Each chapter was written specifically for this collection and has never before been published. The contributors--drawn from a wide range of academic disciplines--contains many of the most prominent names in dispute resolution today, including Frank E. A. Sander, Carrie Menkel-Meadow, Bruce Patton, Lawrence Susskind, Ethan Katsh, Deborah Kolb, and Max Bazerman. The Handbook of Dispute Resolution contains the most current thinking about dispute resolution. It synthesizes more than thirty years of research into cogent, practitioner-focused chapters that assume no previous background in the field. At the same time, the book offers path-breaking research and theory that will interest those who have been immersed in the study or practice of dispute resolution for years. The Handbook also offers insights on how to understand disputants. It explores how personality factors, emotions, concerns about identity, relationship dynamics, and perceptions contribute to the escalation of disputes. The volume also explains some of the lessons available from viewing disputes through the lens of gender and cultural differences.

International Dispute Settlement

Author: J. G. Merrills
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139448413
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A completely updated edition of a definitive survey of the peaceful settlement of disputes - a key aspect of international law and international relations. Many methods of handling such disputes have been developed, and this book explains what the relevant techniques and institutions are, how they work and when they are used. Separate chapters cover the various diplomatic methods (negotiation, mediation, inquiry and conciliation), the legal methods (arbitration and judicial settlement), the special arrangements for disputes concerning trade or the law of the sea, and the role of the United Nations and regional organisations. The strengths and limitations of each method are illustrated with numerous examples taken from international practice. This new edition deals with many current developments, including the latest UN peace-keeping operations, the work of the WTO and of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, and the latest case-law of the International Court of Justice.

Emerging Systems For Managing Workplace Conflict

Author: David B. Lipsky
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470892909
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Emerging Systems of Managing Workplace Conflict presents illustrative real-life examples as well as cutting-edge methods and tools for integrating systems of dispute resolution into standard corporate procedures. This vital resource investigates the systems organizations have developed to manage common and costly workplace conflicts involving supervisor-employee relationships; race, age, and gender discrimination complaints; sexual harassment; occupational safety and health; reasonable accommodation of the disabled; and wrongful termination as well as other problems stemming from governmental regulations and court actions. Drawing on the authors' vast research and frontline experience with a wide variety of corporations and organizations, this important book examines successful responses to universal workplace problems and conflicts. In addition, the book is filled with illuminating case examples and stories from organizations, such as Brown and Root, Kaufman and Broad, Warner Brothers, Universal-Studios, Kaiser Permanente, the United States Postal Service, Johnson & Johnson, Shell, Prudential, and others, that have instituted systems of dispute resolution in response to ongoing destructive conflict, expensive litigation, and crippling settlements. This book offers an enormously useful approach for the application of the most up-to-date systems of organizational conflict resolution and shows how this approach can work in specific situations to save time and money.

The Mediator S Handbook

Author: Jennifer E. Beer
Publisher: Gabriola Island, B.C. : New Society Publishers
ISBN: 0865713596
Size: 25.63 MB
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The Mediator's Handbook provides a time-tested, flexible model for effective mediation in diverse environments and situations. Completely revised, this new, expanded edition provides a clear overview of mediation and conflict; a large "Toolbox" section that details the skills and approaches used by professional mediators; and a final section that looks at informal mediation. A valuable resource for all working in corporations, government agencies, community organizations and schools.

Banks Consumers And Regulation

Author: Peter Cartwright
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 184731029X
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Recent developments in law, public policy, and regulation have ensured that questions regarding the relationship between banks and their customers have seldom been out of the spotlight. This important book provides a timely, original, and critical examination of the role of the law in regulating banks in the interests of the consumer. The work examines the social and economic rationales for, and the objectives of banking regulation. In so doing, it focuses on the crucial role of regulation in the protection of the consumer. The book then provides a critical appraisal of the principal techniques by which regulation is delivered and protection ensured. Such techniques include prior approval by licensing, continued supervision, and information remedies such as disclosure. The work also looks at how the law protects depositors of insolvent banks through financial compensation schemes, and how it provides consumer redress through mechanisms for ensuring access to justice, in particular ombudsmen. Finally, the book looks at the topical question of consumer access to banking services, and considers the extent to which the law can justify placing social obligations on banks in the consumer interest. This is the first monograph to examine these important topics in this way.

The Future Of Dispute Resolution

Author: Michael Legg
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
ISBN: 9780409332766
Size: 27.27 MB
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Discusses the greater range of dispute resolution mechanisms that have developed in recent years and the need to match disputes with processes. It takes a holistic approach by looking at litigation, arbitration, mediation and other developing forms of resolution procedures and how they may develop in the future.

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Author: Mark V.B. Partidge
Publisher: OUP USA
ISBN:
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Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) has become a critical competency for intellectual property (IP) practice. Litigators and corporate counsel are compelled by the realities of federal court litigation to master the skills, strategies and tactics of ADR. The escalating cost of IP litigation leads clients to demand alternative solutions. Industry surveys disclose that the average cost to pursue an IP case through trial will exceed $5,000,000 (five million). Despite that high cost, the likelihood that counsel has relevant trial experience has dramatically declined as less that 1.5% of civil actions are resolved by trial. Thus it is no surprise that corporate clients favor some form of ADR as an alternative to federal litigation. As a result, successful litigators must master ADR or be left behind as clients turn to attorneys with the experience and knowledge to use ADR to achieve the clients' goals. This book provides litigators, corporate counsel and in-house attorneys with the information and knowledge necessary to understand the options available for using ADR to resolve IP disputes, to create an effective strategy for using ADR, to achieve better results at a lower cost, and to control the ADR process as an effective advocate. The title serves as a handbook to explain the nature and use of ADR for IP disputes, including an assessment of the rising need for the use of ADR, the benefits available through the use of ADR, the tactics and tools available as an alternative to civil litigation, cases studies where ADR has been used to achieve improved results, and advice and tips for advocacy in ADR, with special emphasis on mediation skills. Relevant statutes and case law are included within a larger narrative built on stories and cases studies. Part One of the book deals with strategic considerations involved in ADR. It explores why ADR is important today for the resolution of IP disputes. It then covers the key benefits of ADR and dispels the typical reasons given to avoid the use of ADR. Part Two of the book covers the nuts and bolts of ADR. It describes the various types of ADR available to counsel for IP disputes. This section also explains the various providers of ADR services, the means to lead a problem into ADR (contractual provisions, court mandate, corporate and industry policy) and the legal basis for the use and enforcement of ADR results. Part Three shows the application of ADR methods to various disputes through the use of case studies. This section shows how ADR allows for creative solutions that cannot be obtained in the all or nothing environment of a court decision. Part Four closes the book with tips and advice on advocacy in ADR, especially mediation which involves a distinctive skill set that is often misunderstood and poorly utilized by litigators.

Adr In Business

Author: Jean-Claude Goldsmith
Publisher: Kluwer Law International
ISBN: 904113414X
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Whether the and‘Aand’ stands for and‘appropriateand’, and‘amicableand’, or and‘alternativeand’, all out of court dispute resolution modes, collected under the banner term and‘ADRand’, aim to assist the business world in overcoming relational differences in a truly manageable way. The first edition of this book (2006) contributed to a global awareness that ADR is important in its own right, and not simply as a substitute for litigation or arbitration. Now, drawing on a wealth of new sources and developments, including the flourishing of hybrid forms of ADR, the subject matter has been largely augmented and expanded on two fronts: in-depth analysis (both descriptive and comparative) of methodology, expectations and outcomes and extended geographical coverage across all continents. As a result, in this book twenty-nine and‘intertwined but variegatedand’ essays (to use the editorand’s characterization) provide substantial insight in such specific topics as: ADRand’s flexible procedures as controlled by the parties; ADRand’s facilitation of the continuation of relations between the parties; privilege and confidentiality; involvement of non-legal professionals; the identity and the role of the and‘neutraland’ as well as the role of the arbitrator; the implementation of ICC and other international ADR rules; the workings of Dispute Boards and the role of ADR in securing investment and other specific objectives. In its compound thesis and– growing in relevance every day and– that numerous dispute resolution methods exist whose goals and developments are varied but fundamentally complementary, the multifaceted approach presented here is of immeasurable value to any business party, particularly at the international level. Practitioners faced with drafting a dispute resolution clause in a contract, or dealing with a dispute that has arisen, will find expert guidance here, and academics will expand their awareness of the issues raised by ADR, in particular as it relates to arbitration. A broad cross section of interested professionals will discover ample material for comparative study of how disputes are approached and resolved in numerous countries and cultures.