Snapshot: resolving disputes in the court
During the process of a court matter, the people in dispute may use a combination of the Court's dispute resolution methods, as the diagram below illustrates.
Most disputes are resolved without the necessity for a court hearing. In 2011,
59% of matters were resolved by alternative dispute resolution processes and negotiated settlement, without the need for a court hearing.
In 2011, there were
637 conciliation conferences in Class 1,2 and 3 matters.
32% of Class 1 matters were finalised by conciliation.
In 2011, there were 16 mediations in Class 1,2,3 and 4 matters,
50% of which were Class 4 matters.
Of the mediations:
- 75% were conducted by a court mediator
- 25% were conducted by an external mediator
- 88% resolved without a hearing.