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Policy

Houses of Parliament

Introduction

CIArb acts in the public interest to help promote and develop alternative dispute resolution (ADR) globally, and make its voice heard.

We advise governments in the UK, Europe and worldwide in order to raise public awareness of ADR approaches and their benefits over costly and time-consuming court processes.  Through various campaigns, our aim is also to engage with members and bodies across business communities to further the ADR agenda.

For more information or to get involved, please contact Chris Wilford, Head of Policy & Public Affairs at cwilford@ciarb.org

CIArb Policy: Our Objectives

Chris Wilford ACIArb, Head of Policy, Public Affairs and Research at the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators discusses the Institute’s policy objectives and major campaigns.

ADR for Business

ADR for Business

This campaign seeks to raise awareness and promote understanding of ADR, as an efficient and cost effective tool for dealing with disputes, among the business community, policymakers and wider civil society groups.

Access to Redress

Access to Redress

ADR has a key role to play in reformed civil justice systems. This campaign promotes its function as providing access to justice as governments across the world seek to balance cost savings with delivering effective dispute resolution. 

Equalities and ADR

Equalities and ADR

CIArb seeks to promote global opportunities in ADR, tackle issues such as gender diversity in the profession, and ensure CIArb members are engaged with and up-to-date on latest innovations.

UK APPG on ADR

Houses of Parliament

The all-party parliamentary group brings together parliamentarians interested in civil justice reform and alternatives to court to help change the culture of dispute resolution in the UK and promote wider use of ADR. CIArb provides the secretariat to the group.