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The Law Society Gazette has published an article about the government backed online dispute resolution platform for SME’s:

https://www.lawgazette.co.uk/practice/proposals-invited-for-sme-disputes-portal/5104550.article

“Work on a government-backed online dispute resolution system could be under way within weeks according to details of the project published today. The LawTech UK programme today published a request for proposals (RFP) for the ‘tech-enabled online dispute resolution platform for SMEs’, one of four initial projects announced under the LawTechUK Vision unveiled last month.

The intention is to create a voluntary low-cost but enforceable mechanism for settling disputes over matters such as late payments. Participation will require the agreement of both parties, who will not give up their right to go to court.”