Comparison of forms of ADR and litigation
Comparison of forms of ADR and litigation

The following Dispute Resolution guidance note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Comparison of forms of ADR and litigation

This table shows the differences between litigation and the main different forms of alternative dispute resolution (ADR).

Type of DR Arbitration Litigation Adjudication Expert determination Mediation
Public/private Private (with limited exceptions, eg investor-State arbitration) Public (with limited exceptions) Private Private Private (if agreed by the parties)
Choosing the person who runs the process Yes No Yes