Alternative Consumer Dispute Resolution

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Alternative Consumer Dispute Resolution (known as RAL) covers mediation, conciliation and arbitration. Independent entities, with specialized personnel, impartially help the consumer and the company/professional to reach an amicable solution through mediation or conciliation.
If this agreement is not reached, appeals can also be made to the arbitral tribunal, through a simple and quick process, most of the time free of charge. The arbitral award is enforceable (mandatory) and is equivalent to a decision by a court of first instance. In the case of the district of Aveiro, the competent entity is https://www.cniacc.pt/pt/abrangencia-territorial.

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