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All-Party Parliamentary Group on ADR

The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

Chris Wilford ACIArb, Head of Policy, Public Affairs and Research at the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators explains how the APPG on ADR came about and what has been accomplished so far.


CIArb provides the secretariat to the All Party Parliamentary Group on ADR.

The APPG on ADR brings together parliamentarians interested in dispute resolution, civil justice reform and alternatives to court.

The group organises regular evidence sessions in Parliament.

If you would like to get involved and play your part in keeping disputes out of court, please email Chris Wilford, Head of Policy & Public Affairs at policy@ciarb.org

APPG Recordings

 

APPG on ADR: Public Sector ADR and AGM

Listen to an audio recording of the sixth and work programme session of the first year of activity, held on 30 January 2017 at the Houses of Parliament in London.

This session provided an overview of public sector ADR, current trends in the sector and how these forms of ADR relate to each other and the courts.

This session also included the AGM with new officers proposed and elected:

  • Chair: John Howell MP (Conservative)
  • Vice-Chair: Christina Rees MP (Labour)
  • Vice-Chair: Bob Neill MP (Conservative)
  • Treasurer: George Kerevan MP (SNP)
  • Officer: Nick Thomas-Symonds MP (Labour)
  • Officer: Jeff Smith MP (Labour)
  • Officer: Alberto Costa MP (Conservative)

The Chair then questioned speakers and audience members on a variety of topics.


Bridging the Gap: A Level Playing Field for Financial Disputes (17 January 2017)

The APPG on ADR and the APPG on Fair Business Banking held a Joint Inquiry where speakers provided insight into the potential use of ADR as a long-term solution for businesses involved in financial disputes.


Workplace ADR (14 November 2016)

This session provided an overview of workplace ADR, current trends in the sector and how these forms of ADR relate to each other and the courts.


Restorative Justice (18 October 2016)

This session provided an overview of restorative justice, community and peer ADR, current trends in the sector and how these forms of ADR relate to each other and the courts.


Respectful Conversations (5 September 2016)

This special Brexit session saw parliamentarians hear from highly experienced mediators and facilitators who have been involved recently in a number of difficult situations in political, inter-government, church, family, community, international and post-war negotiations.


Family ADR (15 March 2016)

Speakers provided members of the group with an overview of forms of Family ADR, their advantages and disadvantages, as well as how they relate to each other and the courts.

Civil, Consumer, Commercial, Costs ADR (25 May 2016)

Speakers provided members of the group with an overview of forms of civil, consumer and commercial ADR, their advantages and disadvantages, as well as how they relate to each other and the courts.

Affordable Justice (8 February 2016)

Speakers provided an overview of arbitration, mediation, adjudication, conciliation, ombudsman and online dispute resolution (ODR).

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APPG on ADR: Public Sector ADR and AGM

This session held on 30 January 2017 at the Houses of Parliament in London, provided an overview of public sector ADR, current trends in the sector and how these forms of ADR relate to each other and the courts.
14 February 2017 | News