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Mediation and ADR

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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

The participation of children and young people in special educational needs mediation

How do children and young people participate in mediation to resolve disputes about their special educational needs provision? Ben Walsh reports on his recent study (featured in UKAJI’s Current Research Register profiles, May 2016 update) and forthcoming article [published and now available here] and identifies the need for further research on the views of children and … Continue reading

Research opportunity: Equality and Human Rights Dispute Resolution – mapping gaps in provision

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is undertaking a scoping project to explore ways of increasing access to effective and efficient dispute resolution for equality and human rights disputes, outside the courts and tribunals system. In particular, the EHRC is considering whether it would be appropriate for the Commission to play a greater role in … Continue reading

Consumer justice in the dock as legal system juggles competing schemes

Are the EU ADR Directive and the proposals for an online court likely to work together to bring in an era of greater access to justice for those with low-value disputes? Or are they parallel initiatives that expose a gap? Pablo Cortes has been researching, from a socio-legal perspective, the main consumer ADR schemes operating in … Continue reading