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“ADR is failing” says Civil Justice Council but compulsion is not yet the answer

The Woolf reforms have failed to embed alternative dispute resolution (ADR), a major report by the Civil Justice Council said today, but it stopped short of calling for the introduction of compulsory ADR. However, a minority of members on the expert working group behind the report did back compulsion.

October 17th, 2017 | No Comments »

MPs to push for greater use of ADR through parliamentary group

MPs have set up an all-party parliamentary group to promote the use of ADR as a way of solving legal disputes. Its chair, Conservative MP John Howell, said he hoped the group would “help change the culture in the UK” in favour of ADR.

November 25th, 2015 | No Comments »

ACL launches dedicated costs ADR service

The Association of Costs Lawyers has launched an alternative dispute resolution panel which it said aims to give solicitors and their clients another option when dealing with costs disputes.

March 26th, 2015 | No Comments »

Ageing rockers’ ailments – can nothing be kept secret anymore?

The Rolling Stones were apparently “deeply upset” – as anyone would be – after leaked court documents last year revealed confidential medical information on band members. Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood, are, it has now been revealed, mortal and subject to the same ravages of age as the rest of us.

March 10th, 2015 | No Comments »

Wales could be focus for ADR in UK, says study

Wales could become the UK’s main hub for ADR by establishing a national dispute resolution centre that would raise funds through offering commercial arbitration, according to a feasibility study.

May 1st, 2014 | No Comments »

Jackson to dominate CJC work over next year, with QOCS advice imminent

Implementation of the Jackson reforms is set to dominate the work of the Civil Justice Council in the coming year, its newly published 2012/13 business plan has shown. Its advice to the government on QOCS should be made public this week or next.

July 9th, 2012 | Comments Off on Jackson to dominate CJC work over next year, with QOCS advice imminent