No disputing growth: The increasing cost of traditional litigation has supported demand

The Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Services industry in Australia provides individuals and corporations with avenues to resolve disputes without litigation. ADR services primarily consist of mediation, conciliation and arbitration services, and can be provided by any individual accredited with a relevant industry body. However, barristers and solicitors often provide these services. The popularity of ADR has surged over the past decade, which has underpinned strong growth in industry revenue. Overall, industry revenue is expected to grow at an annualised 2.8% over the five years through 2017-18, to reach $1.5 billion, with anticipated growth of 1.8% in the current more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Rising litigation costs and the risk of reputational damage has increased commercial demand
  • Law firms have increasingly offered integrated legal and ADR services over the past five years
  • Increasing awareness and litigation costs are expected to support industry growth
  • Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

    The Alternative Dispute Resolution Services industry is currently in the growth phase of its life cycle. Industry value added, a measure of the industry's contribution to the overall economy, is forecast to grow at an annualised 2.6% over the ten years through 2022-23. This represents a slight outperformance of real GDP, which is expected to rise at an annualised 2.5% over the same period. The industry displays several characteristics typical of a growth industry, including increasing establishment and employee numbers.Regulatory changes mandating or referring the use of alternative dispute resolution services in several areas of law have caused demand for industry services to increase significantly during the past five years. Are...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Alternative Dispute Resolution Services Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Alternative Dispute Resolution Services Industry are

  • Access to highly skilled workforce
  • Having a high profile in the market
  • Fast adjustments made to changing regulations
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Number of businesses and Government consumption expenditure in the Alternative Dispute Resolution Services industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Alternative Dispute Resolution Services Industry?

    Operators in the industry primarily assist disagreeing parties to resolve disputes through processes and techniques other than a court trial. This includes methods such as mediation, arbitration, conciliation and other means of dispute resolution.

    Industry Products
  • Mediation
  • Arbitration
  • Conciliation
  • Industry Activities
  • Mediation services
  • Conciliation services
  • Arbitration services
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Number of businesses
  • Government consumption expenditure
  • Number of deaths
  • Number of divorces
  • Days lost to industrial disputes

  • Current Performance
  • ADR benefits
  • Business and government activity
  • Other demand drivers
  • Government support
  • Profitability and participation
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Demand outlook
  • Profitability and enterprises grow
  • Community legal services funding
  • Table: Alternative Dispute Resolution Services Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Alternative Dispute Resolution Services Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Mining
  • Construction
  • Financial and Insurance Services
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Computer and Software Retailing
  • Office Property Operators
  • Online Information Services

  • Products & Services
  • Mediation
  • Arbitration
  • Conciliation
  • Other
  • Chart: Alternative Dispute Resolution Services Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Commercial clients
  • Private individuals
  • Public sector clients
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Alternative Dispute Resolution Services Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Alternative Dispute Resolution Services

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Alternative Dispute Resolution Services Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    There are no major players in this industry. This report includes analysis of other companies.
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Alternative Dispute Resolution Services Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Alternative Dispute Resolution Services Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Alternative dispute resolution.
  • Court-Annexed Adr
  • A process whereby a court refers a particular case to ADR, which tends to be conducted by an officer of the court. Courts' powers to refer cases to ADR vary by state and court type.
  • Disputant
  • A person engaged in a dispute.
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