Unlocking Disputes: Groundbreaking New Industry-Led Campaign Promotes London as the Global Dispute Resolution Centre – The Bar Council

Posted October 28th, 2011 in courts, dispute resolution, press releases by tracey

“Unlocking Disputes, the groundbreaking new industry-led campaign to promote London as the global dispute resolution centre, will be unveiled this evening at Rolls Building, London’s brand new court complex specialising in financial, business and property litigation.”

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The Bar Council, 27th October 2011

Source: www.barcouncil.org.uk

Advertising watchdog may dismiss competitor complaints without investigation – OUT-LAW.com

Posted October 17th, 2011 in advertising, complaints, dispute resolution, news by sally

“The UK’s advertising watchdog may not investigate complaints businesses make about rivals’ adverts if the complaining firms have not tried to resolve the disputes with their competitors first.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 17th October 2011

Source: www.out-law.com

MoJ pushes for increased take-up of mediation with £10m budget injection – Legal Week

Posted September 26th, 2011 in budgets, dispute resolution, news by sally

“The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) will add £10m to the UK’s publicly funded mediation budget next year as part of an effort to promote the use of mediation over litigation.”

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Legal Week, 23rd September 2011

Source: www.legalweek.com

TV volunteers show mediation works better – Ministry of Justice

Posted July 11th, 2011 in dispute resolution, news by sally

“Volunteers who are using mediation to heal community rifts have featured on national television.”

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Ministry of Justice, 8th July 2011

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Government supports more efficient dispute resolution – Ministry of Justice

Posted June 23rd, 2011 in arbitration, dispute resolution, government departments, news by sally

“The Government has signed the first Dispute Resolution Commitment (DRC), which requires all departments and agencies to use mediation, arbitration and conciliation wherever possible before taking disputes to court.”

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Ministry of Justice, 23rd June 2011

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

“Justice in Times of Austerity” – speech by Commissioner Viviane Reding now available – The Bar Council

“Vice-President of the European Commission and the first Commissioner for Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship, Viviane Reding delivered the keynote address at a seminar on ‘Justice in Times of Austerity’, co-hosted by the Bar Council, the Criminal Bar Association, the Family Law Bar Association and the European Circuit of the Bar of England and Wales.”

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The Bar Council, 22nd June 2011

Source: www.barcouncil.org.uk

Less stressful divorces thanks to mediation – Ministry of Justice

Posted May 11th, 2011 in dispute resolution, divorce, news by sally

“Separating couples in Manchester are resolving their disputes more cheaply, quickly and less stressfully following new rules introduced by Justice Minister Jonathan Djanogly.”

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Ministry of Justice, 11th May 2011

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Universities just cannot afford law suits – The Guardian

Posted May 3rd, 2011 in dispute resolution, news, universities by sally

“Universities must look at mediation to settle disputes rather than spending vast sums of money, time and energy fighting claims by staff or students.”

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The Guardian, 3rd May 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Makisi v Birmingham City Council; Yosief v Same; Nagi v Same – WLR Daily

Makisi v Birmingham City Council; Yosief v Same; Nagi v Same [2011] EWCA Civ 355; [2011] WLR (D) 124

“An applicant for housing under the homelessness provisions who, on an review of a decision to refuse accommodation, had a right to make oral representations where there had been a deficiency or irregularity in the original decision, could insist on a face-to-face hearing with the reviewer at which he or his representative could make representations.”

WLR Daily, 31st March 2011

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Please note once a case has been reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Separation mediation plan ‘rushed and flawed’ – The Guardian

Posted April 7th, 2011 in dispute resolution, divorce, families, news by sally

“Last week the government’s independent Justice Review Panel published its interim report on the family justice system in England and Wales.”

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The Guardian, 7th April 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Public backs compulsory mediation assessments – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted April 6th, 2011 in dispute resolution, divorce, news by sally

“Two-thirds of the public support the new enforced mediation assessments being introduced for divorcing and separating couples tomorrow, according to research published by City firm Charles Russell.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 5th April 2011

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Divorce: Couples face new mediation rules and warnings – BBC News

Posted March 28th, 2011 in dispute resolution, divorce, news by sally

“Divorces in England and Wales could become quicker, less stressful and cheaper, but there are fears people will miss out on advice.”

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BBC News, 25th March 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Divorce: Mediation should help married couples split up – BBC News

Posted March 2nd, 2011 in dispute resolution, divorce, family courts, news by sally

“A major shake-up of the family court procedures in England and Wales comes into effect on 6 April 2011.”

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BBC News, 2nd March 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

More separating couples to be spared court battles – Ministry of Justice

Posted February 23rd, 2011 in dispute resolution, divorce, news by sally

“Anyone setting out to contest the terms of their separation in court will first be required to consider mediation, under a new protocol agreed with the Judiciary.”

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Ministry of Justice, 23rd February 2011

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

News release: More separating couples to be spared court battles – Ministry of Justice

Posted February 23rd, 2011 in dispute resolution, divorce, news by sally

“Anyone setting out to contest the terms of their separation in court will first be required to consider mediation, under a new protocol agreed with the Judiciary.”

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Ministry of Justice, 23rd February 2011

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Divorcing couples to go through mediation before court – BBC News

Posted February 23rd, 2011 in dispute resolution, divorce, news by sally

“Divorcing couples will be referred to mediation to sort out most disputes before they are allowed to use the courts, the government is announcing.”

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BBC News, 23rd February 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Family mediation – an alternative to courts – Ministry of Justice

Posted January 5th, 2011 in dispute resolution, divorce, news by sally

“The first working day of the year is when lawyers, marriage counsellors and family mediators report the most enquiries from people intending to separate — which has sometimes led to it being coined ‘Divorce Day’ by the media.”

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Ministry of Justice, 4th January 2011

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Will mediation replace solicitors in divorce proceedings? – BBC News

Posted December 8th, 2010 in dispute resolution, divorce, legal aid, news by sally

“Divorce can be a highly complex issue and many people going through it feel legal representation is vital. Until now, legal aid has been available to fund it, but new legislation means it will no longer be available in England and Wales.”

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BBC News, 8th December 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Justice minister calls for greater steer towards mediation – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted November 23rd, 2010 in dispute resolution, news by sally

“Individuals should play a greater role in solving their problems rather than turning to the courts, justice minister Jonathan Djanogly said last week as he set out the government’s plan to support mediation in the wake of its proposals to slash legal aid.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 22nd November 2010

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Neuberger: mediation is no substitute for justice – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted November 18th, 2010 in dispute resolution, legal aid, news by sally

“Mediation ‘cannot be a substitute for justice’, the master of the rolls warned this week, in a view that appears sharply at odds with government proposals to replace many legal aid-funded cases with alternative dispute resolution.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 18th November 2010

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk