[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]In the most significant case regarding the relationship of the courts and out of court dispute resolution for almost 20 years, the Court of Appeal this week handed down a significant decision. Until now, the seminal case on...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]The recent publication by HMCTS of an evaluation report on an ‘opt out’ small claims mediation pilot scheme provides further insight into relevant issues in the ongoing reform debate on the increased use of mediation in the...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]ADR has been something of a hot topic in the last few years. This is an update of recent developments with an eye to what may be around the corner. The mystic portal still awaits The Master of the...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]A point arises just before a mediation when a representative is invited to prepare and exchange a Position Statement. What should it say? Often representatives will have developed a style over time which often boils down to the...