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ADR: We can work it out

30 September 2011  

Christopher Gilbert argues that we neglect arbitration at our peril

Practitioners fear that arbitration is in danger of being sidelined by the Ministry of Justice, notwithstanding the aim published in its Business Plan in November 2010 to develop ‘proposals to promote wider use of alternative dispute resolution, including mediation, in the civil courts’. The Green Paper ‘Solving disputes in the county courts: creating a simpler, quicker and more proportionate system’ was published at the end of March and was open for consultation until 29 June. Key proposals include:

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  • Case(s) Referenced:

    Halki Shipping Corporation v Sopex Oils Ltd [1997] EWCA Civ 3062

    Halsey v Milton Keynes General NHS Trust [2004] EWCA Civ 576