The Promotion of Civil and Commercial Mediation in the UK

22 Pages Posted: 21 Jul 2015

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Pablo Cortes

University of Leicester - School of Law

Date Written: July 19, 2015

Abstract

There is not a Mediation Act that regulates mediation in the UK for domestic disputes, but there is an increasing number of sectorial regulations and case law that require litigants to consider mediation before going to court. This paper examines the changes in the law affecting mediation for civil and commercial matters by looking specifically how the government and the courts promote the use of mediation in different legal fields. It argues that the high costs in litigation is the main policy driver encouraging litigants to consider mediation before going court, which is increasingly offered though more convenient means of electronic communications. This paper concludes by looking at the future developments and strategies for the promotion of mediation.

Keywords: Mediation, ADR, Civil Procedure

Suggested Citation

Cortes, Pablo, The Promotion of Civil and Commercial Mediation in the UK (July 19, 2015). University of Leicester School of Law Research Paper No. 15-23. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2633215

Pablo Cortes (Contact Author)

University of Leicester - School of Law ( email )

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Leicester LE1 7RH, LE1 7RH
United Kingdom

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