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Family mediation needs more support from government

With lingering tension between lawyers and mediators, alternative dispute resolution must be given greater practical encouragement by judges and government

16 Dec 2013

Judicial encouragement in litigation should not be taken lightly

Mediation may seem like a box-ticking exercise, but take heed of Lord Jackson's guidance not to ignore an offer of alternative dispute resolution, says

10 Dec 2013

Arbitration costs ‘much more’ than litigation

Judges more incentivised than arbitrators to keep costs down, says Lord Neuberge

14 Nov 2013

Do not ignore a reasonable request to talk things over

Mediation is back in the spotlight and, as the recent PGF II case shows, failing to engage could lead to costs sanctions, warns Jaso

06 Nov 2013

Civil conduct | In praise of independent arbitration proceedings

Colin Gibson welcomes the Supreme Court decision providing clear support for arbitration clauses choosing England as the dispute resolutio

05 Jul 2013

Susskind attacks CJC for dismissing online dispute resolution

IT expert warns of 'inevitable move' away from sole practices and smal

19 Mar 2013

Litigation focus | Gentle persuasion: Easing lawyers into embracing alternative

Alternative dispute resolution, by its nature, ?must be entered into willingly by both parties. Julian Copeman asks to what extent ?lawyers have a duty to

11 Sep 2012

Civil conduct | Is mediation worth the money?

The Court of Appeal has stressed that there are legitimate circumstances when mediation ?is not appropriate, but if a party is found to have unreasonably r

11 Jun 2012

'We should be given inquisitorial powers'

DJ Richard Chapman talks to Jean-Yves Gilg about why he believes the role of district judges must radically change and procedures be overhauled if county c

02 Apr 2012


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