Advantages of ADR to Court Users

(a) Offers control over the outcome – parties are able to decide the outcome of their dispute while the mediator offers assistance.

(b) Saves time and provides finality on the matter. This is because when a Consent judgment is entered into, it is not appealable.

(c) Saves money to both parties.

(d) Allows room for creative solutions which may not be available with a judge’s ruling.

(e) Offers confidentiality in the process.

(f) Gives Court Users an opportunity to speak and be heard.

(g) Provides a chance for a win-win scenario as opposed to the win-lose scenario when cases are handled through litigation.