Arbitration costs ‘much more’ than litigation

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

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

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

Susskind attacks CJC for dismissing online dispute resolution

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

Litigation focus | Gentle persuasion: Easing lawyers into embracing alternative dispute resolution

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 encourage their ?clients to use this metho

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 refused to mediate they ?may be penalised o

'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 courts are to effectively tackle upcomin