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The UK Government?s ADR Consultation
Monday, 18th March 2014

<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: #222222" class="MsoNormal">The UK Government&rsquo;s Department&nbsp;for Business, Innovation and Skills&nbsp;has published a consultation docu...

Brown v Rice & ADR Group
Tuesday, 4th January 2012

<p>&quot;<a name="para1"></a>This case raises interesting and, to some extent, novel issues concerning the scope and application of the without prejudice rule and the exceptions to it in the context of a mediation, one of the most co...

Changes at work: tracking employment law reforms
Tuesday, 14th December 2011

<p>&quot;The past month has seen a number of government proposals for changes to employment laws. Details were included in a speech made by Business Secretary Vince Cable on November 23 2011; the response from the Department for Business, Innova...

The Dispute Resolution Commitment - UK Government guidance for the use of ADR by government departments and agencies
Wednesday, 21st July 2011

<p>&quot;The Dispute Resolution Commitment (DRC) is aimed at encouraging the increased use of flexible, creative and constructive approaches to dispute resolution. The DRC offers the opportunity for government departments to demonstrate a best p...

Government Resists Bringing US-style Class Actions To English Courts

&quot;The Government, however, agrees with the CJC that, where a class action mechanism is introduced, there should be effective alternative dispute resolution procedures in place to encourage settlement as well as strong case management by the court....

Alternative Approach To Employment Law

&quot;The new Employment Act 2008 which became law in April, and the reformulated ACAS code of practice which followed it, reflect an increased statutory emphasis on using alternative dispute resolution (ADR) in the workplace to reduce cases going to ...

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Workplace Dispute Changes Legislation For Economic Benefits

Minister for Employment Relations, Pat McFadden has reportedly said she wants an increase of employer and emplyee issues being resolved &quot;earlier and informally&quot; regarding legislation being passed through Parliament

Practice Direction - Pilot Scheme for Mediation in Central London County Court

<p>This pilot scheme operated from 1 April 2004 to 31 March 2005 in relation to claims in the Central London County Court. </p><p>The practice direction required parties involved in certain types of claims to attend mediation and review...

Civil Procedure Rules 1999

The Civil Procedure Rules contain various provisions specific to mediation - at Rule 1 (the overriding objectives) and Rule 26.4 (staying a case for mediation).The Rules can be found at the link below.