Jackson calls for international third-party funding rules

16 January 2020

Sir Rupert Jackson has called for international rules on the use of third-party funding in international arbitration, part of what he termed a wider global lex mercatoria.

Marks and Barrass lead new banking ADR service

2 December 2019

A one-time partner at Linklaters and a former executive director of the Solicitors Regulation Authority have been appointed to lead the new Business Banking Resolution Service.

Arbitration is “way forward” for construction disputes

28 November 2019

Arbitration is the best available process for resolving disputes arising from international construction projects and should be augmented but not replaced by technology, research has found.

Call to prioritise ADR in boundary disputes

23 October 2019

Neighbours involved in boundary disputes should be steered towards alternative dispute resolution, and cases that reach court must be closely controlled, the Civil Justice Council has said.

Solicitors “ignorant about prof neg adjudication”

22 August 2019

There is still “quite a lot of ignorance” among solicitors about adjudication as a “swift and relatively inexpensive” way of settling professional negligence disputes, a barrister adjudicator has said.

Court of Appeal highlights value of early neutral evaluation

21 August 2019

Requiring parties to submit to early neutral evaluation against their will is “not an obstruction to or constraint on” their access to the court, the Court of Appeal has ruled.

Court “does not need consent of all parties” to order ENE

9 August 2019

A court has the power to order early neutral evaluation even though one party has not consented to it, the Court of Appeal has ruled.

“No evidence” that compulsory mediation is better than voluntary

27 June 2019

There is no evidence that making mediation compulsory rather than voluntary produces better results, a review by the Scottish government has found.

Chambers launches private early neutral evaluation service

13 June 2019

No5 Chambers has launched a fixed-fee private early neutral evaluation service for claims worth up to £25,000, echoing the financial dispute resolution appointment in family proceedings

Inheritance battle “screams out” for judge-led ADR, says court

31 May 2019

A battle between a widow and stepson over a large estate “cries, indeed screams out” for the kind of “robust, judge-led” processes used to settle family law disputes, a High Court judge has said.

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