Dispute Resolution Center, a Place Convenient to Resolve Your Dispute Off Court
When it comes to a dispute, most people would think about resolving it in court first (Court Litigation), but it cannot be denied that ending a dispute under the court of law could take a lot of time due to various requirements such as filing many documents and complicated procedures which could be very monotonous, and the attitude of the court officers often worsens dire process. Fortunately, court litigation is not the only option available to resolve disputes, ending a dispute under the court of law isn’t the only option people can seek justice.
What Are the Options Available?
Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) provides a wide range of methods to resolve disputes alternative to court litigation. The three main ADR methods are Negotiation, Mediation, and Arbitration.
Negotiation is a procedure involving only disputing parties try to settle their dispute by themselves. This kind of alternative dispute resolution does not involve a third party which makes the matter of the dispute stays confidential.
Mediation is an alternative dispute resolution that involves a third party whom the disputing parties agree on which is called the Mediator to participate in the mediation and facilitate the dialogue between disputing parties. However, the mediator does not have the decisional power to settle the dispute.
Arbitration is quite similar to the previous alternative dispute resolution because it also involves the disputing party to agree on having a third party. But the third party has the dictionary power to settle the dispute who is called the Arbitrator.
However, both mediator and arbitrator must act impartially and independently during the inquiry at the best of their knowledge.
Where Can a Mediator or an Arbitrator Be Found?
The easiest place to look for arbitrators and mediators is at a Dispute Resolution Center where they provide a list of arbitrators and mediators for disputing parties to select.
What Is a Dispute Resolution Center?
A Dispute Resolution Center is an independent organization specialized in providing Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) services. Besides arbitration and mediation, a Dispute Resolution Center also provides ADR training, accommodations for hearings and seminars, high-qualified staff to administer cases, and other services customized for disputing parties’ needs.
How to Access ADR service?
- Find a Dispute Resolution Center
- Check if services and fees are suitable for your needs
- Enquire with the Center’s staff how to start a proceeding, a free consultation is often available
THAILAND ARBITRATION CENTER (THAC)
The Thailand Arbitration Center (THAC) is an institution that provides alternative dispute resolution services, comprising of arbitration and mediation, for cross-border disputes. It is established by the Act of Arbitration Center B.E. 2550 (2007). The THAC was first founded and commenced its operation in 2015, intending to promote and strengthen the alternative dispute resolution system and services in Thailand.
The Thailand Arbitration Center is located in the heart of Bangkok, one of the most international and vibrant cities in South-East Asia. The THAC is easily accessible with its convenient locale in the vicinity of international airports. It offers high-standard ADR services, affordable administration fees, and facilities for in-person and remote hearings (https://thac.or.th/rooms/).
The latest service introduced by the THAC is the Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) platform for arbitration mediation and negotiation, called “TalkDD” (https://odr.thac.or.th/auth/login). This innovative service is easy to use, it can be accessed by laptops, smartphones, and tablets with a simple login system.
For further information, please feel free to contact us at [email protected] or +66 (0)2018 1615. THAC is looking forward to helping you.