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?”

Podcast

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

Mending fences – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted May 2nd, 2008 in dispute resolution, special report by sally

Professor Karl Mackie, a tireless advocate of alternative dispute resolution, tells Jon Robins why the tide has turned for mediation.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 1st May 2008

Source: www.lawsocietygazette.co.uk

Alternative dispute resolution – an English viewpoint – Judiciary of England and Wales

Posted April 4th, 2008 in dispute resolution, speeches by sally

“Speech by Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers, Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales.”

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Judiciary of England and Wales, 2nd April 2008

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

Alternative dispute resolution: annual pledge report 2006/07 – Ministry of Justice

Posted January 15th, 2008 in dispute resolution, reports by sally

“The Annual Pledge Report monitors the effectiveness of the government’s commitment to using alternative dispute resolution across government departments and agencies.

The 2006/07 report shows that alternative dispute resolution has been used in 331 cases across government, with 225 leading to settlement, and with estimated savings of £73.08 million.”

The Annual Pledge Report 2006/07 (PDF)

Ministry of Justice, 15th January 2008

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Access to Justice – Speech by Mr Justice Lightman

Posted December 13th, 2007 in dispute resolution, fees, legal aid, speeches by sally

Access to Justice (PDF)

Speech by Mr Justice Lightman

The Law Society, 5th December 2007

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

Half of commercial disputes get personal – poll – Legal Week

Posted October 30th, 2007 in dispute resolution, news by sally

“A majority of disputes launched by companies are led by executives’ hearts rather than their heads, according to new research published today (29 October).”

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Legal Week, 29th October 2007

Source: www.legalweek.com

Four top litigators launch mediation chambers – Legal Week

Posted June 15th, 2007 in barristers, dispute resolution, news by sally

“Four senior mediators have launched a dispute resolution chambers as the battle to capture work outside of the courtroom continues.”

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Legal Week, 15th June 2007

Source: www.legalweek.com

Judiciary under fire as conduct of duo is questioned – Legal Week

Posted June 14th, 2007 in advertising, dispute resolution, indecent exposure, judges, news by sally

“The judiciary has come under fresh scrutiny this week after a retiring senior judge’s details appeared prematurely on a mediation website and another continued working until days before his high profile trial for indecent exposure.”

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Legal Week, 14th June 2007

Source: www.legalweek.com

Twisting arms: court referred and court linked mediation under judicial pressure – Ministry of Justice

Posted May 23rd, 2007 in dispute resolution, reports by traceydennis

“This report evaluates a) a quasi-compulsory mediation programme and b) a voluntary mediation scheme.  The results describe the uptake of mediation, user experiences, and the potential of mediation to offer savings to the justice system.”

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Ministry of Justice, 21st May 2007

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Snookered by fair comment – The Times

Posted April 17th, 2007 in defamation, dispute resolution by sally

“Alternative dispute resolution – sorting out libel actions without the crushing costs of High Court litigation – was given a new lease of life last month when Peter Ebdon, the former world snooker champion, arbitrated his libel action against The Times. It was the first time a case involving a defence of fair comment went to binding arbitration.”

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The Times, 17th April 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Dispute resolutions fail say harassed employees – OUT-LAW.com

Posted April 4th, 2007 in dispute resolution, employment, news by sally

“Workplace dispute resolution procedures make cases of discrimination worse and do not benefit the victim, according to sufferers of harassment on grounds of religion or sexual orientation.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 4th April 2007

Source: www.out-law.com