09 May 2018
Three recent events have given neutrals around the ADR spectrum much food for thought.
One was organised by the CIArb considering the way that ADR was being developed by the introduction of technologies taking advantage of the internet such as AI programs.
The other CIArb event (organised jointly with the Chartered Institute of Building, CIOB) considered the continuing evolution of ADR in a wide range of disputes. I was fortunate to be able to attend this event.
The Civil Justice Council (CJC) have started a review of the future of ADR under the chairmanship of William Wood, QC. The CJC held a Workshop on 6 March to debate the key issues with stakeholders. This was well attended by neutrals and a wide range of users. It became plain to me from speaking at the workshop that change is coming