A Critical Analysis on the Role of ADR in Solving Sports related Disputes

  • Swikriti Mahajan
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  • Swikriti Mahajan

    Student at Department of Law, Jammu University, India

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Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) twirls and pirouetting around the traditional judicial system to settle conflicts. It's a go-to option when athletes, coaches, and teams need disputes to be settled quickly and effectively. The efficiency and low cost of ADR make it a powerful tool in the fight against disagreements. However, ADR, like any other approach, has its own set of restrictions that make it inappropriate for specific disputes. The capacity to save money compared to the lengthy judicial process is a shining example of the value of alternative dispute resolution. This is especially helpful for athletes and coaches who may not have the financial wherewithal to sustain a lengthy legal battle. As an added bonus, the flexibility of ADR means that disagreements can be resolved more quickly. In tense situations involving sports, this trait is crucial since it allows players and coaches to focus completely on their endeavours. One of the many benefits of alternative dispute resolution is that it encourages open communication between players and coaches. This laid-back setting encourages honest and fruitful conversation, which in turn facilitates the efficient settlement of conflicts. However, ADR is not perfect and can have its drawbacks. Its inconsistency with certain disagreements is a major negative. The legal system is often called upon to resolve matters involving serious crimes or personal injury. Furthermore, alternative conflict resolution may not be sufficient for cases with intricate legal complexities. The lack of binding power is another flaw of alternative dispute resolution. That is to say, if one side is still unhappy with the results of the ADR procedure, they can always go to court. This might spark an expensive and time-consuming court struggle. Finally, it's clear that ADR has what it takes to settle legal conflicts involving sports. It's an attractive substitute to going to court because of its low cost, short processing time, and casual atmosphere. However, its limitations must also be recognised, and its applicability to different conflicts must be thoroughly investigated. To fully examine the value of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) in the context of sports-related disputes, it is necessary to examine its advantages, disadvantages, and governing legal framework.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 6, Issue 5, Page 967 - 979

DOI: https://doij.org/10.10000/IJLMH.115852

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