In 1972 David Watkinson, while a pupil of Lord Anthony Gifford in Cloisters, met Stephen Sedley with whom Lord Anthony shared a room. Here, David considers the origin of dispute resolution and traces it back further than you may think.
Claims for unpaid leave likely to have more takers after the decision of Smith v Pimlico Plumbers says Abigail Holt
The government is asking for people and organisations either within or outside of the court system to complete an online survey, or submit a response about dispute resolution mechanisms to Disputeresolution.firstname.lastname@example.org, by 30 September 2021. The government’s stated ambition is to mainstream non-adversarial dispute resolution mechanisms. The findings of the Call for Evidence will be […]
Abigail Holt considers the potential of the Civil Justice Council’s report, ‘Compulsory ADR‘ which says ‘ADR can no longer be treated as external, separate, or indeed alternative to the court process’.
In this blog, Marina Sergides continues her thoughts on the housing mediation pilot.
Helen Curtis explores the circumstances when the Legal Aid Agency (‘LAA’) will fund mediation in civil cases.
Introduction David Watkinson considers recent developments concerning two issues on which he has previously blogged. First, the Court of Appeal’s decision in Berkeley Square holdings Ltd v Lancer Property Management Ltd and second, the ongoing debate about the value of mediation being made mandatory.
‘When you go to the airport to fly off for your holiday, do you insist on flying the plane?’. This question was recently posed in a different context but prompted me to think about the current mediation pilots, what is driving them and where will they land. The Oil & Gas Authority (‘OGA’) pilot scheme aims […]
Marina Sergides examines the constraints within which a new mediation pilot will operate. Mediation has a role to play in almost every area of law and can be of great benefit to all parties involved; this includes the field of housing. The housing mediation pilot, introduced on 1 February 2021 to ease the possession claims […]
Mediation: When the law encourages litigants to take the law into their own hands! By Abigail Holt We all intuitively understand the laws of nature, sod‘s law and the law of the jungle, but the reason that lawyers, judges and the complex, expensive infrastructure that accompanies them exists, is that individuals, organisations, companies, and even […]