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ADR Roadshow and Court backlog – is the answer ADR?

We recently completed an 18 month project part funded by the EU into attitudes towards ADR in business and consumer cases. Our report can be found here: www.promediate.co.Uk/adr-roadshow Our report supports the view that the majority of people who had not used ADR...

Pre Action Protocols reform consultation

Every party in a civil case has an obligation to try to exchange information and try to resolve their disputes before starting litigation. They have to comply with Pre action protocols. There are specific protocols for things like professional negligence and...

Family disputes heading to mediation

The Ministry of Justice recently held a consultation on whether mediation and ADR should be made compulsory. A report from the Civil Justice Council, and the Master of the Rolls, a top judge who is enthusiastic about mediation, suggested this would be lawful (although...

ADR Roadshow Report published

Press release: We have published our report into use of ADR following our ADR Roadshow project, funded by the EU. Of those who used ADR the majority had not used it before and would be willing to use it again to resolve consumer disputes, Sadly we won’t be able to...

Court fees are going up. – Mediate?

It has been announced that the government going to increase court fees: The Ministry of Justice has said that it will proceed with 129 fee increases in line with inflation. This comes at a time when there is a backlog caused by Covid 19 and there has been an increase...