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.”

Full speech

Judiciary of England and Wales, 2nd April 2008


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


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


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).”

Full story

Legal Week, 29th October 2007


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.”

Full story

Legal Week, 15th June 2007


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.”

Full story

Legal Week, 14th June 2007


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.”

Full report

Ministry of Justice, 21st May 2007


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.”

Full story

The Times, 17th April 2007


Dispute resolutions fail say harassed employees –

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.”

Full story, 4th April 2007