Rumours about arbitration’s demise with the rise of ADR were, of course, largely exaggerated. Arbitration has in the last decade modernised itself, both in many domestic jurisdictions and internationally. This modernisation has led to a steady growth of arbitration practice in many countries. This book deals with legal and practical aspects of these developments, with particular reference to the Asia-Pacific region.

David Spencer is one of the foremost scribes in Australian ADR and his regular case commentaries in the Australasian Dispute Resolution Journal provide an excellent source of information and insight on the topic. This book has evolved out of the author’s previous editions of Essential Dispute Resolution and, after the standard definitional treatments, it deals seriatim with negotiation, mediation, arbitration and other dispute resolution processes. There are chapters on court-annexed dispute resolution, ethics and standards, and legal issues.