A short guide to alternative dispute resolution (ADR)

22 January 2020

The Court continues to emphasise the importance of parties to litigation or potential litigation attempting to resolve their dispute by alternative means, and may penalise parties for not doing so. This article explores some of the more common alternative procedures.

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Is the future of dispute resolution online?

5 April 2018

Last month we reported on the increasing drive in English litigation towards alternative means of resolving disputes, including proposals for the increased use of Online Dispute Resolution (ODR). Now, the European Commission has published a report on the function of its online European Dispute Resolution platform, launched in January 2016. Interestingly, the report reveals that […]

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The Future of ADR

8 March 2018

As part of the increasing drive towards alternative means of dispute resolution (ADR), the Civil Justice Council’s ADR Working Group has published an interim report on the current and future role of various forms of ADR in civil disputes[1]. So what is the CJC likely to recommend? The essence of ADR is the deliberate creation […]

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