CIArb News

Help shape CIArb’s response to the UK Government’s mediation proposals

28 Jul 2022

On Monday 25 July 2022, the UK Government published a consultation on its proposals to increase the use of mediation in the civil justice system.

CIArb is developing its submission to the consultation and invites you, our members, to come forward with any viewpoints you would like to share with us on these proposals. We are committed to representing the views of our members and strongly encourage you to take this opportunity to help shape our response. Please send your points via email to Alexandra Braby (Policy and External Affairs Manager) at abraby@ciarb.org by Monday 12 September 2022 at the latest.

In our initial response, available here, Catherine Dixon, CIArb Director General said:

“Unlocking the full value of mediation and other alternatives to court, is the central purpose of CIArb, so we are pleased the government is committed to a vision of a justice system in which mediation is integral. However, as we have always emphasised, the evidence shows that to be effective, mediation must be properly funded and rooted in high professional standards based. Free 1-hour telephone sessions can only ever make a small contribution to this vision, and so we would welcome government’s focus on the long-term ambition of embedding mediation across the civil justice system as a whole. This is what will improve outcomes for parties, reduce costs in the court system, and enable economic growth.”

We encourage all interested members to submit their own responses to the consultation individually as well. The consultation itself will close on 11:59pm on Tuesday 4 October 2022.

17 Nov 2022

Updates on UNCITRAL WGII and WGIII

From 5-16 September 2022, UNCITRAL Working Group (WG) III and from 10-14 October 2022, UNCITRAL WG II met in Vienna to advance their work on the reform of Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) and on Dispute Settlement respectively.

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16 Nov 2022

ADR APPG session on Law Commission consultation on Arbitration Act 1996

The review of the Arbitration Act 1996 was the focus for the Alternative Dispute Resolution All-Party Parliamentary Group for (ADR APPG) at its session on Tuesday 15 November 2022.

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15 Nov 2022

Ciarb’s NAB & Brazil Branch Join Forces on CSP

Ciarb’s North America (NAB) and Brazil Branches, and the University of  Miami, School of Law, joined forces this year to offer the Capacity Sharing Program (CSP) in three Brazilian regions that are traditionally less exposed to alternative dispute resolution mechanisms. 

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