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Dispute resolution and arbitration
Information about ways you can solve disputes without going to court. Includes mediation.
Going to court to solve a problem can be expensive, stressful and time-consuming. But there are other ways of dealing with many types of complaint. This leaflet explains how they work and when you can use them
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Explains what mediation is, when it is used, how it works, how much it costs and what outcomes you can get.
Explains what conciliation is, when and how it is used, the cost, and what outcomes you can get.
Explains what arbitration is, what you can use it for, how it works, and what costs are involved.
Community mediation is used for resolving disputes among residents and neighbours, such as disputes over noise nuisance, harassment and boundaries.
Explains how ACAS can help once you have complained about your employer and how you can avoid having to go to tribunal. Explains about the conciliation process, the arbitration and mediation schemes.
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There are many situations where you could be discriminated against, for example because of your age, or your sex or because you are gay or lesbian. Find out what you can do if you are discriminated against.
If you are injured because someone was negligent (they did something they shouldn't, or didn't do something they should have done), you may be able to get compensation. Find out what you can do if you've been injured in this way.
Going to court to solve a problem can be expensive, stressful and time-consuming. But there are other ways of dealing with many types of complaint. Find out more.
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