Mediation is now a real option for dispute resolution

The latest developments that will make mediation the preferred tool for dispute resolution

1. Briggs LJ has completed his review of the Structure of the Civil Courts and the outcome is that he recommends¬†pressing ahead with a national court mediation service and the Online Solutions Court which will include mediation in its processes. ¬†He has said that he wants to take the “A” out of “ADR.”

2. The Alternative Dispute Resolution Directive and Online Dispute Resolution Platform, which we will still need to comply with if we exit the EU and wish to trade with EU states.

3. The creation of the Small Business Commissioner, which will signpost to mediation

4. Increased Court fees and Court closures, leading to delays.