Sorry, I don’t speak legalese: Arbitration

What is Alternative Dispute Resolution? Arbitration is a private court hearing where parties agree to be bound by the decision of the mediator. It is an alternative method to pursuing more formal litigation, which is commonly used to resolve disputes. Benefits of Alternative Dispute Resolution The main objectives of arbitration include: – Confidentiality – the […]

Sorry, I don’t speak Legalese: Class Action

A class action is when a large group of affected people form a collective claim over a common legal issue. A class action is also sometimes called group litigation.   The class action will form one single claim of representative action against a defendant, person, or organisation for alleged wrongdoing.  Types of class action  Some types […]

Sorry, I don’t speak Legalese: Test Case

 What is a test case?  Test cases are used to provide a clearer definition of a law, or to assess its validity. They are often used by interested groups or individuals who want to:   • Challenge the lawfulness of legislation or how the legislation is being applied   • Obtain a ruling on an untested point of […]