Dispute Resolution Services

What is Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)?

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) is an alternative to litigation in the national court system. Conciliation, mediation and arbitration are all forms of ADR. CAB primarily offers mediation and conciliation services.

What is Mediation?

Mediation is a confidential process in which a mediator assists parties to a dispute in reaching their own settlement without providing any suggestions or opinions as to potential solutions to resolve the dispute. Mediators do not offer advice to the parties, nor do they decide who is right or wrong, as the they must remain impartial and neutral. Parties participate in mediation voluntarily, and therefore, may withdraw from the process at any time.

Who can use CAB’s services?

The Conciliation and Arbitration Board is an ADR body for the Ismaili community, and therefore, is available to assist with resolving disputes in which at least one party to the dispute is an Ismaili.

What is the scope of CAB’s services?

The Conciliation and Arbitration Boards provide mediation services in the areas of matrimonial, commercial and family disputes. These include:

Matrimonial Disputes:

  • Domestic disputes between spouses
  • Separation
  • Divorce
  • Child custody and child support
  • Division of matrimonial property
  • Other areas relating to the matrimony

Commercial Disputes:

  • Business and partnership disputes
  • Employment disputes
  • Other civil liability matters

Family Disputes:

  • Inheritance and estate issues (testate and intestate)
  • Healthcare choices
  • Burial decisions