Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) (also known as external dispute resolution in some countries, such as Australia) includes dispute resolution processes and techniques that act as a means for disagreeing parties to come to an agreement short of litigation. It is a collective term for the ways that parties can settle disputes, with (or without) the help of a third party.

Highest form of alternative dispute resolution is an arbitration. Arbitration often requires interpreting because the parties are international and prefer to communicate in their mother languages (instead of a common language, i.e. English, French or Turkish).

Parties sometimes hire separate teams of conference interpreters to make sure that their claims are accurately translated with highest level of secrecy.

Translating documents for a dispute resolution requires expertise in diverse industries in addition to core legal language. The dispute may be on textiles, energy, land, finances, insurance, machinery and any other topic you might imagine.

Interpreting for such occasions is one of the most challenging tasks. We recommend interpreters with proven business and legal background and a minimum five years experience for dispute resolution tasks.

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