Feuding parents could be refused legal aid unless they mediate – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 7th, 2010 in custody, dispute resolution, legal aid, news by sally

“Feuding parents could be refused legal aid in custody battles unless they try mediation first, the justice minister signalled yesterday.”

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Daily Telegraph, 7th October 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Courts should be a last resort says minister – Ministry of Justice

Posted September 20th, 2010 in arbitration, dispute resolution, news by sally

“Minister Jonathan Djanogly has said that more use should be made of mediation as an alternative to using courts in civil and family justice disputes.”

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Ministry of Justice, 20th September 2010

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Judicial mediation in Employment Tribunal cases falls short – Law Society’s Gazette

“Mediation provided by judges in Employment Tribunal cases has failed to achieve the anticipated time and cost savings over unmediated cases, the results of a pilot scheme have revealed.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 22nd April 2010

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Fears over non-Muslims’ use of Islamic law to resolve disputes – The Guardian

Posted March 15th, 2010 in dispute resolution, islamic law, law firms, news, tribunals by sally

“Campaigners have voiced concerns over a growing number of non-Muslims using Islamic law to resolve legal disputes in Britain despite controversy over the role of sharia law.”

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The Guardian, 14th March 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Collaborative law a success for divorcing couples, says judge – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted October 16th, 2009 in dispute resolution, divorce, news by sally

“Collaborative law has proved a huge success for divorcing couples and could soon be extended into the commercial arena, one of the UK’s most senior judges said last week.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 15th October 2009

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Divorce: the Government wants talk, talk before war, war – The Times

Posted September 15th, 2009 in dispute resolution, divorce, news by sally

“Should divorcing couples be compelled to consider mediation before they can go to court?”

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The Times, 15th September 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Divorcing couples must consider mediation, says Bridget Prentice – The Times

Posted September 14th, 2009 in dispute resolution, divorce, news by sally

“Divorcing and separating couples would be compelled to consider mediation before going to court, under plans being drawn up by ministers.”

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The Times, 14th September 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Separating couples may be forced into mediation under MoJ plan – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted September 4th, 2009 in dispute resolution, divorce, news by sally

“Divorcing and separating couples could be compelled to consider mediation before going to court under plans being examined by the Ministry of Justice.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 3rd September 2009

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Non-Muslims turning to Sharia courts to resolve civil disputes – The Times

Posted July 21st, 2009 in dispute resolution, islamic law, news by sally

“Increasing numbers of non-Muslims are turning to Sharia courts to resolve commercial disputes and other civil matters, The Times has learnt.”

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The Times, 21st July 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Woolf v Genn: the decline of civil justice – The Times

Posted June 24th, 2009 in courts, dispute resolution, news by sally

“This week witnessed clashes between Lord Woolf, architect of the civil justice reforms of ten years ago, and Professor Dame Hazel Genn over the topic of her recent Hamlyn lectures, where she argued that the main thrust of civil justice reform was not about more access, nor about more justice. ‘It is simply about diversion of disputants away from the courts.'”

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The Times, 23rd June 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Mediation – an integral part of our litigation culture – Speech by Lord Clarke of Stone-cum-Ebony

Posted June 10th, 2009 in dispute resolution, speeches by sally

Mediation – an integral part of our litigation culture (PDF)

Speech by Lord Clarke of Stone-cum-Ebony, Master of the Rolls

Littleton Chambers Annual Mediation Evening, 8th June 2009

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

Cherie Booth turns mediator to cut legal costs for companies – The Times

Posted June 9th, 2009 in barristers, costs, dispute resolution, news by sally

“Cherie Booth, QC, and Lord Woolf, the former Lord Chief Justice, will spearhead a new scheme today aimed at saving big companies millions of pounds in legal costs by settling disputes out of court.”

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The Times, 9th June 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

The Acas view: our new code will have a positive impact – The Times

Posted March 26th, 2009 in dispute resolution, employment, news by sally

“New legislation is often welcomed with a whiff of trepidation, especially by businesses. Change – in particular legal change – usually prompts feelings of uncertainty and suspicion.”

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The Times, 26th March 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

New Bar Council chair talks up UK as location of choice for disputes – Legal Week

Posted December 9th, 2008 in dispute resolution, news by sally

“Incoming Bar Council chairman Desmond Browne QC has hailed the UK as the jurisdiction of choice for resolving disputes arising as a result of the global economic downturn.”

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Legal Week, 9th December 2008

Source: www.legalweek.com

Dispute resolution to soar, four reports agree – The Lawyer

Posted September 23rd, 2008 in dispute resolution, news by sally

“Dispute resolution is set to rise sharply, according to four independent reports published this week.”

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The Lawyer, 23rd September 2008

Source: www.thelawyer.com

Re-grading staff could beat discrimination claims, says Acas – OUT-LAW.com

Posted September 3rd, 2008 in dispute resolution, equal pay, news, remuneration by sally

“Employers should undertake job evaluation programmes to avoid being caught up in the escalating number of discrimination claims reaching Employment Tribunals, the Government’s dispute resolution service has said.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 3rd September 2008

Source: www.out-law.com

Podcast 69: Andrew Goodman, barrister, on mediation advocacy and the SCMA – Charon QC

Posted July 16th, 2008 in dispute resolution, podcasts by sally

“Today I am talking to barrister, Andrew Goodman. Andrew, of 1 Chancery Lane, is the Convener of the Standing Conference of Mediation Advocates (SCMA)

We look at mediation advocacy and the work of the Standing Conference of Mediation Advocates:
How does the role of the advocate fit in the current mediation market? – Is representation in mediation really necessary – doesn ‘t it undermine the idea of party autonomy? – Can mediation representation properly be called ‘advocacy’? – What is the SCMA and how did it come into being? – What is your role / How many members does it have/ What activities does it conduct/ who is involved with it?”

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Charon QC, 10th July 2008

Source: www.charonqc.wordpress.com

Related link: Standing Committee of Mediation Advocates

“Charon QC” is the blogging pseudonym of Mike Semple Piggot, editor of insitelaw newswire.

Judiciary should help promote mediation – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted May 16th, 2008 in dispute resolution, news by sally

“Judges should help boost ‘startlingly’ low take-up rates of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) by routinely directing litigants to mediate before taking disputes to trial, the Master of the Rolls has said.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 15th May 2008

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

The Second Civil Mediation Council National Conference: The Future of Civil Mediation – Speech by Sir Anthony Clarke, Master of the Rolls

Posted May 13th, 2008 in dispute resolution, speeches by sally

The Second Civil Mediation Council National Conference: The Future of Civil Mediation (PDF)

Speech by Sir Anthony Clarke, Master of the Rolls

The Second Civil Mediation Council National Conference, 8th May 2008

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

Housing: Proportionate Dispute Resolution – Law Commission

Posted May 13th, 2008 in dispute resolution, housing, reports by sally

“A project to review the law and practice on how housing disputes are resolved, with the aim of reforming it to make it simple, effective, fair and proportionate.”

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Law Commission, 12th May 2008

Source: www.lawcom.gov.uk