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Mediation and ADR

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Call for papers – Compulsory mediation in the civil courts: opportunity or threat?

The Academic Committee of the Civil Mediation Council is hosting a conference on compulsory mediation on 13 October 2017 and is seeking abstracts for papers. The Council welcomes papers on any aspect of the above topic to inform wider policy and discussion of the role of mediation in the civil court process. The aim is also to include aspects … Continue reading

ESRC project grant: Research into access to justice for vulnerable and energy-poor consumers in the European energy market

                    By Chris Gill and Naomi Creutzfeldt The authors have secured funding from the ESRC to spend three years investigating access to justice for vulnerable and energy-poor consumers in the European energy market.  In this blog, they explain what the project is about and why it … Continue reading

Book Review: The new regulatory framework for consumer dispute resolution

By Richard Thomas This is an ambitious book, funded by the Nuffield Foundation, which followed an ambitious conference held at Leicester University in 2015 which reviewed the substance and impact of ambitious EU legislation adopted in 2013. In short, Professor Pablo Cortes and more than 20 contributors examine the content and background to the new … Continue reading

Review of arrangements for disagreement resolution (SEND) – Part 2: Impact of compulsory mediation information on appeals to the First-tier Tribunal SEND

In a two-part blog post, Mairi Ann Cullen, Senior Research Fellow, University of Warwick, reports on the Department of Education-funded review of new arrangements for disagreement resolution in special educational needs disputes. Part 1 explored the element of the study that aimed to understand the effect of the recent pilot extending the powers of the … Continue reading

Mediating Court of Protection cases – Summary of research

By Charlotte May What is the scope for using mediation in the Court of Protection? Current research[1] has established a starting point for exploring this question and related issues such as when in the process mediation can be most useful, what training and expertise are needed for mediators in these cases, and what issues are … Continue reading