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Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The growing volume of not-for-profit family law ADR work will likely constrain margins over the period
  • Increasing awareness and litigation costs are expected to support industry growth

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    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, although barristers and solicitors often provide these services. ADR has surged in popularity during the past decade, which has underpinned strong growth in industry revenue. Industry revenue is expected to grow at an annualised 3.2% over the five years through 2016-17 to reach $1.4 billion, with growth of 2.5% forecast for the current year.

    Industry growth has been driven by the increasing use of ADR to solve commercial, family and workplace disputes...

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    What is the Alternative Dispute Resolution Services industry?

    The industry displays a low level of capital intensity. IBISWorld estimates that for every dollar spent on wages, about $0.04 is invested in capital. This is because mediation, arbitration and conciliation services are highly labour intensive, with substantial time dedicated to legal research and face-to-face interactions with clients. As such, industry employees tend to be highly skilled and educated professionals such as solicitors, ex-judges and barristers. Such employees command high salaries and usually bill clients by the hour. However, alternative dispute resolution cases tend to be resolved more quickly than if they were processed through the courts, which tends to reduce client costs. The...

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    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 Total business profit and Government consumption expenditure in the Alternative Dispute Resolution Services industry impact industry performance..

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    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Total business profit
  • Government consumption expenditure
  • Number of divorces
  • Days lost to industrial disputes
  • Number of deaths

  • Current Performance
  • 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

  • Products & Markets
    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
  • Business and corporate 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
    Competitive Landscape
    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
    Major Companies
    There are no major players in this industry
    Operating Conditions
    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
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Alternative Dispute Resolution Services Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
  • 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 varies by state and court type.
  • Disputant
  • A person engaged in a dispute.
  • Nadrac
  • National Alternative Dispute Resolution Advisory Council.
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