Disputes: 88 causes and how to avoid them
DoP 2009, NZ 128pp Softcover Intended to be used as a quick reference point for people who are involved in a dispute and wish to understand why their dispute might have arisen and what they can do about it. It is intended to provide readers with a wide (but not comprehensive) range of situations where disputes arise and some practical, pragmatic and workable ways to solve their disputes. The book is set out in sections for a range of commercial and domestic areas where disputes arise. Each section focuses on specific real-life situations where disputes arise. People who are involved in disputes and are wishing to understand and resolve them should refer directly to the contents pages and find the title that most closely resembles the dispute they are interested in. Recommendations have been suggested in each case to that the reader is not required to read through the whole section to obtain the information that affects them. The book does not provide a comprehensive list of all types of disputes; such endeavour would be impossible as each dispute has a unique character. The book provides a useful introductory text for students studying the nature of dispute resolution as well as assisting commerce students who wish to become involved in trying to resolve disputes to avoid the need to engage solicitors. Professionals who might become involved in alternative dispute resolution include franchise consultants, human resource consultants, and various dispute resolution specialists working in specific industries or areas of interest.