ADR & Mediation

Alternative dispute resolution forums: lessons from liberalisation

Solicitors need to identify and build on their strengths to demonstrate the value they bring compared to alternative types of representatives, says Mark Fl

01 Jan 2020 | ADR & Mediation

Child contact charity reports fall in solicitors’ referrals

The proportion of referrals from solicitors to the National Association of Child Contact Centres (NACCC) has fallen by 46 percentage points sinc

16 Oct 2019 | ADR & Mediation

Why ADR methods can never replace the true justice of legal aid

Proposals for a ‘third way’ to resolve low level family disputes involving children through an ADR model are doomed for lack of funding, says Davi

08 Aug 2019 | ADR & Mediation

Brave new world for civil litigators: get ready for dispute resolution ‘family style’

Gareth Ledsham prepares civil law practitioners for embracing judge-led dispute resolution through FD

08 Aug 2019 | ADR & Mediation

Price of success: the hidden costs of financial dispute resolution hearings

FDRs were going to make divorce proceedings fairer and faster but instead they have led to mechanical lawyering; divorce lawyers must now offer better solu

02 Feb 2019 | ADR & Mediation

Raising awareness of the benefits of mediation

Developing student lawyers’ negotiating skills as well as their advocacy skills is essential to encourage out-of-court solutions where appropriate, says Ca

14 Sep 2017 | ADR & Mediation

The couple that arbitrates together…

Philip Hunter considers what a new arbitration scheme designed to avoid forum shopping will mean for international marriag

22 Aug 2017 | ADR & Mediation

Momentum for change in family mediation

A combination of mediation with legal advice would be an attractive offering for many clients, writes Kare

03 May 2017 | ADR & Mediation

Family mediation: Making the process mainstream

As family mediation week 2017 unfolds, Jean-Yves Gilg says mediation could become the new norm, but only if enough momentum is built up in support of th

24 Jan 2017 | ADR & Mediation

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