Going to court is expensive and time consuming. Most people find it unaffordable, and so are left without effective means of redress or access to justice, when they need to protect their rights.
As part of its work, CfJ has been researching how ADR, alternative dispute resolution, can help provide redress and improve dispute resolution. Through trials, it has found ADR can help people bring claims, defend their rights, and resolve their problems more quickly, constructively and affordably than by going to court.
Unfortunately, to use ADR it is necessary to obtain the agreement of all parties. CfJ believes this is unnecessary and everyone should have the right to use ADR, if they cannot afford to go to court or prefer not to do so.
CfJ is campaigning for this right. It welcomes the support of all those with an interest in improving access to justice and dispute resolution.
If you would like to know more about ADR please go to "Why ADR".
ADR can deliver the right result for you. With the courts and legal profession encouraging parties to avoid going to court, CfJ argues for the right of parties to choose ADR.