Suggested answers to self-test questions

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Question 1: What type of ADR process is voluntary but imposes a binding decision on the parties?

Expert determination.

Question 2: How can mediation in low value cases be used effectively and proportionately?

Mediation is a flexible process so time-limited mediations of three or five hours should be considered along with, if proceedings have been issued, court scheme mediations which are now becoming more prevalent in the county court system. The fee for the mediator is limited and you can agree with your client that a nominal amount of preparation is to be done to limit legal fees.