- May 22, 2017
Proportionality and mediation: are we any closer to compelling parties to mediate?
This time two years ago, having listened to Lord Neuberger’s speech on the future of mediation at the Civil Mediation Council’s (CMC) annual conference, I wrote about whether we may see some form of compulsory mediation scheme sooner, rather than later. Two years on and I wonder, are we really any closer to that than we were in … Continue reading Proportionality and mediation: are we any closer to compelling parties to mediate? →
- November 12, 2015
What is the future of our court system? Some key themes from a recent Westminster Legal Policy Forum
A difficult question to answer…and one that generated lots of debate at the recent Westminster Legal Policy Forum Keynote Seminar, “Modernising the courts and tribunals service – infrastructure, efficiency and access to justice”, which we both attended.
- June 2, 2015
CPR 6.14 and deemed date of service of the claim form: room for argument?
We recently received a query through our Ask service on the interpretation of CPR 6.14 and how to correctly calculate the deemed date of service of the claim form. At first glance, I thought that the answer was obvious, but as I considered the issue more closely, I realised that there was in fact room … Continue reading CPR 6.14 and deemed date of service of the claim form: room for argument? →
- May 20, 2015
Compulsory mediation: sooner rather than later?
In the third part of our recent interview with Sir Vivian Ramsey, Sir Vivian said he thought it would take some time for compulsory mediation to be introduced in this country. However, it seems that the President of the Supreme Court, Lord Neuberger, may think differently, at least in relation to smaller civil disputes. At the recent Civil … Continue reading Compulsory mediation: sooner rather than later? →