Even studies on the subject indicate that it is evident that by using ADR as early as possible in a legally assisted debate whether in domestic or in international context, would lead to a lesser level of cost. It would reduce the unnecessary legal fees that are paid by clients. Client vulnerability issues often arise too because of court systems. However, ADR not only reduces this, it also ensures that there is a reality check on demands made in conflict resolution. Application of the law is made more balanced here and clients can achieve better outcomes in this situation. Furthermore, emotional strains of litigations could be devastating for those clients that face many other disadvantages (Ho 2012). A person for instance can be outside the country during conflict resolution proceedings and this could be a disadvantage.
Arbitrations in International Context
Now arbitrations and mediations are both considered as different forms of ADR. However, an important aspect is that they are different in the way the underlying interests of parties are brought to focus. For instance, arbitration is considered as the determination of legal rights. In the other situation of mediation, a facilitated negotiation is observed where parties can present their interests beyond just their rights. Binding determination is possible when making use of procedures such as arbitration as compared to mediation. Mediations are more of a binding determination, though it is just for a very short period. In the case of an international legal battel, it is seen that working relationships are affected because the data is put outside for everybody to see. The form of information representations and the way the information is used have changed the working relationships. In the case of an ADR process such as arbitration, it is possible to save working relationships even as a conflict resolution process goes on. This is because arbitration is carried out in some neutral setting purely for finding a resolution (Rovine 2011). Also, the flexibility assured to the conflicting agents in the form of choosing the form of arbitrator they required. The ability of the arbitrator, the language in which they wanted the proceedings to move is also helpful. In the case of normal court procedures, such flexibility cannot be had for the reason that there are usually two parties focusing on two different things to make sure the process could go on for longer.