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News & Events: Alternative Dispute Resolution

Blog 21st April 2020
Helen Brander

IFLA Children Scheme: Binding decisions with minimal delay

Following the successful launch and running of the financial remedy and property arbitration scheme set up by Institute of Family Law Arbitrators (IFLA)[1] in February 2012, in July 2016 IFLA commenced the Children Scheme.  Its aim is to provide parties with an alternative to Court, and is particularly useful when a dispute has reached the […]

Blog 15th April 2020
Andrew Grime: BC/PC: Parental Alienation Update

Remote Mediation and the COVID-19 pandemic

With the pandemic crisis showing little sign of abating and HM Government’s lockdown measures taking effect, the traditional system of Civil and Family Justice in England and Wales, by means of Court or Tribunal based litigation, has significantly slowed. In their most recent ‘Message to Circuit and District Judges in Civil and Family’, dated 9th […]

Blog 14th April 2020

ADR – Compromise in COVID-19 lockdown

  With the courts shutting their doors to the majority of litigants following the outbreak of Coronavirus, now more than ever parties and their lawyers are turning their minds to alternative dispute resolution (ADR). From virtual mediations to remote ENEs and arbitrations, there are plenty of forms of ADR which can be conducted effectively during […]

Blog 8th April 2020
Helen Brander

Family Law Arbitration: Is it for me?

On 22nd February 2012 a new method of alternative dispute resolution was launched to assist parties to resolve their family problems: arbitration.  Arbitration in Family Law developed at around the time when the scope of legal aid was being restricted as a result of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 and […]

Blog 6th September 2019

ADR and mediation – A shifting landscape

Introduction There has in recent years been a growing emphasis on the role of ADR, with the court being increasingly willing to make costs orders based on failures to mediate. On 17th October 2017 the Civil Justice Council’s ADR Working Group published a comprehensive interim report on the existing and potential role of ADR in […]

News 31st March 2020
Sean Gentleman

Family Team: ADR and Remote Access offerings

Pump Court Chambers is committed to providing clients with high levels of service and support. By investment and use of modern technology and systems, we are fully equipped to deal with the current situation in these trying times. Technology We offer state of the art technology in the form of the Lifesize system (with integrated […]

News 28th May 2019

London International Disputes Week – A Review

The 7th – 10th May 2019 saw the launch of the inaugural London International Disputes Week (LIDW), with the aim of bringing together legal practitioners from around the world to celebrate the importance of London as a disputes resolution centre, to discuss how and why London should remain a pre-eminent forum to meet the industry’s commercial, […]

News 1st May 2019

Oba Nsugbe QC, SAN to speak at London International Disputes Week

Pump Court Chambers is pleased to announce that Oba Nsugbe QC, SAN will be speaking at the one-day flagship conference during the inaugural London International Disputes Week (LIDW) 2019 on Wednesday 8th May. The event will explore the future of international dispute resolution and celebrate the heritage of London as a leading centre for handling […]

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