UK All-Party Parliamentary Group for ADR

CIArb serves as secretariat to the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for ADR, to raise awareness of the profession at Westminster.

The APPG was formed to bring together MPs and peers with a common interest in ADR issues and a shared desire to get them on the political agenda. As secretariat we provide expert advice and direction to the work of the group and facilitate its engagement with the wider world.

We organise regular evidence sessions, panel discussions, and receptions for the group within parliament and use our profile to amplify its findings.

Disclaimer: This is not an official website [or feed] of the House of Commons or the House of Lords. It has not been approved by either House or its committees. All-Party Parliamentary Groups are informal groups of Members of both Houses with a common interest in particular issues. The views expressed in these webpages are those of the group.

John Howell OBE MP (Chair)

John Howell OBE MP (Chair)

John is the Conservative MP for Henley and has chaired the APPG for ADR since its establishment in November 2015. He is an Associate Member of CIArb and has a particular interest in mediation. John is an active advocate for ADR in Parliament.

Next Meeting

The date, time and topic of the next meeting will be announced here once confirmed.

Minutes to ADR APPG

  • Please do send any corrections or comments on the minutes you have to the policy team at Ciarb and they will swiftly make any amendments necessary.
  • On the 7th September 2022, the ADR APPG met at 1 Parliament Street for a session to discuss the MoJ consultation on mandatory mediation. Please find the minutes available here for your perusal.
  • On 17 May 2022, the APPG met to discuss mandatory mediation – the minutes are available here. At this session, there was a panel with four experts who briefly gave a presentation each to kickstart the discussion.,
  • On 15th November 2022, the ADR APPG met to discuss the Law Commission’s Consultation on the Arbitration Act 1996. Please find the minutes from the session here.

If you have any questions or remarks about the ADR APPG or if you simply wish to be put on the mailing list, then please email