What are the key benefits of using ADR to resolve my complaint?
- ADR is a fair and impartial process, and helps to avoid confrontation and safeguard the relationship and trust, between yourself as the consumer, and the business that you have a complaint against
- In the case of The Motor Ombudsman, the entire ADR process is in-house and free of charge for you from start to finish, meaning that you can save money and stress compared to when pursuing a business through the legal system (i.e. going to court)
- ADR procedures can often be more flexible in terms of their outcome. It may therefore be possible to achieve outcomes that a court could not award, or to get a result that the parties think is fairer than that dictated by law
- The resolution of the dispute may be concluded confidentially behind closed doors, as opposed to the case being brought to a more public environment like a courtroom or being resolved across social media