Mediation Pilot Schemes

HMRC embraces ADR in relation to full gamut of tax disputes

The UK’s HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is now supporting ADR in the resolution of a wide range of tax disputes. ADR trials are live in relation to large commercial cases, SMEs and individuals whereby an independent HMRC facilitator may assist the parties in … Continue reading

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Court of Appeal pilot mediation scheme started April 2012

A new Court of Appeal mediation pilot started on 2 April 2012 and will run for a year. It will be managed by the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR), which already administers the Court of Appeal Mediation Scheme (CAMS). … Continue reading

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Regional mediation pilot scheme launched for employment disputes

On 23 January 2012 the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) announced a pilot scheme for two regional mediation networks for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). This is the latest step in the reforms to the employment tribunal system. … Continue reading

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UK Government to introduce automatic referral to ADR in smaller disputes

The government response has been published to its consultation on “Solving disputes in the County Courts: creating a simpler, quicker and more proportionate system”, which asked for views on compulsory mediation information sessions, automatic referral to mediation, and extenstion of … Continue reading

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Growing role of ADR in South Africa

ADR, in particular mediation, is set to take a central role in the litigation landscape in South Africa.  New court rules make mediation a compulsory step for all civil and commercial litigation, and a pilot project is due to be introduced in … Continue reading

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Responses to government’s consultation on solving disputes in the County Courts

The new Dispute Resolution Commitment is the latest in a series of government moves to encourage the use of ADR mechanisms, including negotiation, mediation and neutral evaluation. The government’s consultation “Solving disputes in the County Courts: creating a simpler, quicker and more … Continue reading

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Government publishes research on judicial mediation in Employment Tribunals

The Ministry of Justice has published the results of an evaluation of the judicial mediation service piloted in three regions of England by the Employment Tribunal Service. The pilot was for discrimination cases in the Employment Tribunals between June 2006 … Continue reading

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