ADR in the UK – article published

Julian Copeman, a Herbert Smith Freehills partner and accredited mediator with CEDR (the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution), recently published an article in Solicitors Journal addressing whether litigating parties are required to attempt ADR in the UK. He charts developments from the Woolf reforms to Lord Justice Jackson’s proposals, and explores key judgments in relation to refusals to mediate and disclosure of mediation documents and information. Julian concludes that ADR is correctly a consensual process, whereby judicial encouragement rather than compulsion to undertake ADR is the preferred course.

Click here to download a copy of the article, which was first published by Solicitors Journal in Litigation Focus on 25 September 2012, and is reproduced with their kind permission  (

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