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ADR Blueprint Discussion Paper

ADR Discussion  Paper
On 7 May 2009 the ADR Blueprint Discussion Paper was released for public consultation. The ADR Blueprint contains 19 proposals to increase and better integrate ADR across the NSW civil justice system.

The ADR Blueprint project is an important reform project, with significant implications for the way we resolve our civil disputes in the future.

View ADR Blueprint Discussion Paper (PDF, 325kb / Word, 483kb) (submissions have now closed)

 

ADR Blueprint Draft Recommendations Report 1: Pre-action Protocols


ADR Blueprint
The Report's draft recommendations include amending the Civil Procedure Act 2005 to require parties to take reasonable steps to resolve or narrow the issues in dispute before commencing divil proceedings.

View ADR Blueprint Draft Recommendations Report 1: Pre-action Protocols (PDF, 208kb) (submissions have now closed)

 

ADR Blueprint Draft Recommendations Report 2: ADR in Government


ADR Bluepirnt Recommendations Report 2: ADR in Government
The Report’s draft recommendations include that the Model Litigant Policy be strengthened to give greater emphasis to the role of ADR in resolving civil claims and litigation, and that the Government prepare an annual public report on its use of ADR.

The Report also recommends that ADR clauses be included in all appropriate government contracts.


View ADR blueprint Draft Recommendations Report 2: ADR in Government (PDF, 268kb) (submissions have now closed)
 

Submission - Protecting the Integrity of ADR

The ADR Directorate recently made a submission to the National Alternative Dispute Resolution Advisory Council, which is considering whether legislative changes are needed to protect the integrity of ADR processes.

The ADR Directorate's submission explores the ways in which the confidentiality of ADR processes should be protected, and whether ADR practitioners should be protected from liability.

View the submission >>


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Last updated: 11 May 2011
Lawlink NSW Attorney General's Department of NSW