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On 5 June the Government announced the extension of the stay on housing possession claims until the end of August via a Tweet by Robert Jenrick, Secretary of State for Housing: “We are suspending evictions from social & private rented accommodation by a further two months.  Eviction hearings will not be heard in courts until […]

We believe this to be the first attempt to provide an empirical analysis of the Civil Justice response to the Lockdown. Using a range of sources from Government updates to Official Statistics and HMCTS’ Management Information a picture is drawn of the crisis which threatens to overwhelm the civil courts, Family courts and the Tribunals.  […]

What would you do if you were an administered arbitration scheme in search of an out-of-the-box internet solution to ensure your Neutrals and your Scheme are secure and compliant with data protection legislation?  The options are self-build or endorse/list preferred providers.  The self-build route has been undertaken recently by the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm […]

The GDPR checklist for ADR Neutrals Arbitrators, Mediators, Evaluators, Adjudicators and the General Data Protection Regulation This article does not provide legal advice but a checklist of issues under the GDPR that every arbitrator, mediator, evaluator or adjudicator needs to ask him or herself every time an instruction is accepted.  Our briefing provides a summary […]

More mediation, no bundles for SCCO but more money for Modernisation: something for everyone Once again this took place at the MoJ, 102 Petty France with, I reckon, 200+ delegates. Sidonie Kingsmill, HMCTS Customer Director, started proceedings with a summary of the three key objectives underpinning their Modernisation Programme and gave an explanation of current […]

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 […]