In an early Christmas present for mediators, the Civil Justice Council Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Working Group has issued an interim report and consultation on mediation in the court system. They have some ideas for encouraging more widespread mediation uptake. They are inviting responses to their questions from interested parties by 15 December 2017.
All eyes are currently on the EU referendum, but few people have thought about the consequences of a Brexit on ADR. A vote to leave the EU would also be a vote against the steps taken to increase the use of ADR. In short, leaving the EU would be an unmitigated disaster for ADR in … Continue reading The ADR Directive: what impact has it had so far and how would the ADR market be affected by a Brexit?