The Civil Justice Council’s ADR working group has released its final report on ADR and Civil Justice, following consultation on its interim report released last year. The broad mandate of the review was “to maintain the search for the right relationship between civil justice and ADR” and to promote debate over possible reforms.

The report includes recommendations aimed at further encouraging ADR, including a review of the Halsey guidelines to narrow the circumstances in which a refusal to mediate is regarded as reasonable, but does not recommend mandatory mediation. For more information see this post on our ADR Notes blog.