A New Concept in Dispute Resolution: The Mediation/Arbitration Hybrid
Article from: TDM 1 (2007), in Mediation & ADR
As formal dispute resolution (i.e. arbitration) is beginning to mirror litigation in both time and expense, lawyers practicing in the international marketplace should examine other ADR options to better serve parties in a dispute. One alternative (often described as mediation/arbitration) involves, in essence, the same individual acting in the capacity of both mediator and arbitrator. While a devoted convert to ADR, I must confess that I am still enough of a barrister that I twinge at the notion of the same person wearing one hat, taking it off for another and, perhaps later, ...