Bar Council Annual Report 2016-17

Aim 2 - Alternative Dispute Resolution

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Alternative Dispute Resolution

In 2016-17, the Bar Council Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Panel hosted a series of seminars including ‘Documents in Mediation’ and ‘Advocacy in Mediation’, designed to equip the profession with the skills necessary to advocate and represent parties in a mediation.

The panel also hosted an ‘Arbitration in Children Cases’ seminar (which was recorded and shared online) to raise the profile of arbitration within the profession as an alternative to litigation. It allows parties in family disputes the opportunity to appoint an arbitrator of their choice to deliver a binding written determination.

Speakers included President of the Family Division, Sir James Munby, Janet Bazley QC, His Honour John Altman, and Philip Marshall QC, Chairman of the Family Law Bar Association.

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