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Please read our evidence to the Justice Committee Inquiry into the Backlog.  This takes account of the latest statistics from MoJ and HMCTS which evidences the rising Backlog in money claims and employment cases.  In our supplemental evidence we call for the roll out of the Review Day approach from possession cases to money claims […]

Coimbra, Portugal (online) Panel discussion: Innovation & ADR/ Inovação e ADR: Friday 9 October 2020 Please read the text of Tony Guise’s speech at the Xth International Arbitration Meeting held in Coimbra recently.  The pressing issue of integrating ADR into Civil courts, the importance of learning the lessons of history as well as DEF’s development of […]

Friday 9 October 2020 – Coimbra, Portugal (online) Honoured to be part of this important conference speaking about Innovation and ADR.  Thank you Lucy Greenwood for the introduction. Do join me if you can.  We will be discussing how the drivers for change are the Usual Suspects but nevertheless they are driving real changes, really […]

Please read our evidence to this important Inquiry where we make the points that the Backlog can only be busted if robust measures are adopted to abbreviate court proceedings including the online management of ADR/ODR.  The imminent re-activation of Housing possession cases on 23 August is just the start of the Tsunami of Litigation that […]

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 […]