Some final tips
5.1 Final tips
Disputes are part of ordinary life. Everyone has disputes at some stage. Resolving disputes is generally a good thing. Unresolved disputes can be destructive.
Courts and tribunals are there to decide a dispute after all other reasonable steps have been taken.
Before going to a court or tribunal you could try to resolve your dispute by:
- talking to the other people involved in the dispute
- using an ADR process.
Mostly, people resolve their disputes without help from an ADR practitioner or a court or tribunal. Sometimes people need help. This guide contains information about the types of dispute resolution help available.
There are many dispute resolution processes described in the guide. New dispute resolution processes will develop as people learn more about how to resolve disputes in better, cheaper and faster ways.