In general, people see the court process as confusing, lengthy, expensive and burdensome and often these perceptions are all true. Alternate dispute resolution (‘ADR’) consists of a variety of alternative measures that can be used to try and solve your legal problems before having to begin a formal court case. ADR has the potential to make your legal conflict cheaper, more flexible and often a resolution can be reached quicker.
Except for the most extreme circumstances, going to court should be considered a ‘last resort’ and only to be used when all other options have been exhausted.
Many dispute resolution methods require documents to be served. You may have seen this word in relation to a divorce application or property settlement. But what does this word mean?
What is an affidavit?
As much as possible, we like to think that legal eagles are just normal people plus a slight addiction to coffee. However, if you are attending Court for the first time, you will probably see some of the more unusual elements of the legal profession.