Tony Guise reports on the recent in person CIArb London Branch seminar
In January 2021, Sir Geoffrey Vos had just been appointed to his new role as Master of the Rolls and Head of Civil Justice. Being interviewed by the then President of the Law Society of England and Wales, David Greene, he was asked about his plans for the future of civil justice. His answer was that he hoped to set the direction of travel for the reform of civil justice for the immediate future to enable civil justice to retain its relevance for UK citizens. On the evening of 29th July 2021, we learned from Lady Justice Asplin that the direction of travel leads to, as she put it, a Spaghetti Junction of choices.
The occasion was the first in-person seminar of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators’ (CIArb) London B...