Consumer ADR in Europe

Consumer ADR in Europe

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This is the first systematic comparative study into how consumer ADR systems (usually ombudsmen and mAcdiateurs) work, the differing national architectures within which they operate and how they can be improved. It describes ADR schemes in Belgium, France, Germany, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Poland, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom as well as emerging pan-EU dispute resolution schemes. Use of the techniques of mediation, conciliation and adjudication are noted. It also covers EU measures on consumer ADR, and 2011 proposals for legislation on ADR and ODR. Data on volumes, cost and duration of ADR schemes are compared, both between different systems and with courts. The authors' findings underpin EU and national developments, and outline options for future policy. Findings and proposals are included for the functions, scope, performance, essential requirements, architecture and operation of ADR systems. The relationships between ADR, courts and regulators are discussed, and need for reforms are noted. This is a ground-breaking work that will have a major impact on European legal systems.Several codes exist in relation to different services for cars, such as those of the Retail Motor Industry Federation (RMIF) and the Vehicle Builders Repairs Association. ... 280 Bosch Car Service is a 400strong network of garages. ... In addition, there are some 15, 000 to 17, 000 independent garages that are involved in service and repair.

Title:Consumer ADR in Europe
Author:Christopher Hodges, Iris Benöhr, Naomi Creutzfeldt-Banda
Publisher:Bloomsbury Publishing - 2012-05-10


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