CEDR welcomes the new report on Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) from the ADR Working Group of the Civil Justice Council (CJC) of England & Wales. We were pleased to provide a submission for their consultation and to participate in the workshop the Working Group held.
This report is clear in its endorsement of Alternative Dispute Resolution in general and of mediation in particular. Anything that advances knowledge and understanding of mediation, which improves the environment for mediating and that better signposts the route to mediation must be welcomed.
It is an indisputable fact that the field of dispute resolution is changing (and has been changing over the last few years) with more ADR initiatives and routes to ADR available than ever. In this light, it will be interesting to see how Her Majesty’s Court & Tribunal Service and Ministry of Justice choose to interpret and implement these recommendations going forward.
Andy is one of the Executive Team at CEDR, working with clients and members, monitoring standards and liaising with industry, government and the media on behalf of the organisation. Andy represents CEDR on the Board of the Civil Mediation Council, the recognised authority in the country for all matters related to civil, commercial and workplace mediation.
A working group of the Civil Justice Council (CJC) has published a report making recommendations for Alternative Dispute Resolution – ways of resolving certain disputes that don’t involve going to court. The Master of the Rolls, as Chairman of the CJC, Sir Terence Etherton, said: “The working group is to be commended on producing an impressive report that proposes a number of reforms to the current system. “The group’s recommendations include the use of a judicial-ADR liaison committee, increased public awareness of ADR, peer mediation in schools, increased law faculty and professional training and a new website to act as a single umbrella source for information about ADR.