ADR

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 David Kirwan

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 FDR processes

The couple that arbitrates together…

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

Family mediators call on lawyers and judges to be more supportive

Initiative is reminder to family lawyers of their duty to consider all dispute resolution options

Calls for ADR renewed as ‘Divorce Month’ begins

Family charity calls for greater take-up of out-of-court options for separating couples

Briggs LJ: Mid-value mediation gap ‘needs to be filled’

New online court to have an ‘absolutely central role’ in empowering parties to resolve civil disputes

Government divorce policy is ‘failing’, new figures show

Divorcing couples shun 'compulsory' mediation meetings and head straight to court