The concerns expressed about Climate Change and the part carbon emission play is of importance to everyone and everyone can play a part in reducing emissions.  This includes the ADR community. Arbitration leads to carbon emissions from flights taken by arbitrators and the parties with their teams of representatives to attend hearings.  Video conferencing using […]

In arbitral proceedings under the law of England and Wales arbitrators and parties are subject to the Arbitration Act, 1996.  Curiously there is no duty in that Act to assure confidentiality.  Instead parties may provide for confidentiality in their arbitration agreements expressly, or may rely on the implied duty of confidentiality at Common Law:  Ali […]

In 2018 the Law Gazette (house publication of the Law Society of England and Wales) organised a Round Table to discuss information technology in dispute resolution, chaired by Eduardo Reyes (Features Editor of the Law Gazette) and reported by Joanna Goodman the discussion considered the current state of LegalTech in dispute resolution.  The article about […]

Proposed Mediation (Scotland) Bill The response of Limited to Margaret Mitchell MSP’s consultation about a proposed Mediation (Scotland) Bill. In this Response the replies of Limited (DEF) are shown in plain font whilst the questions raised in the consultation appear in italics.  The questions have been copied and pasted from the consultation paper.  […]

Alternative Dispute Resolution Disputes about hedges engender deep feelings as do all kinds of boundary disputes. The location of bins as between adjoining properties may seem the kind of issue that should not divide neighbours.  But these are deeply divisive issues giving vent to neighbours’ defiant defence of their castles. Huge costs are run up, […]

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