| Commentary

81.2 Costs

| Commentary

81.2 Costs

Most ADR procedures are also relatively inexpensive when compared to litigation or arbitration. The entire process may only last a few days1 (although intensive preparation may be required). The cost largely depends on the complexity of the process chosen by the parties, but it is likely to be substantially less than the cost of going to trial, particularly if the process dispenses with the disclosure of documents and the exchange of witness statements between the parties. (Of course, if the ADR process is unsuccessful, the parties will have incurred additional legal costs).

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