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The Ministry of Justice have requested views on their dispute resolution vision

The Ministry of Justice, Lord (David) Wolfson of Tredegar QC and The Right Honourable Buckland QC MP have requested views on their dispute resolution vision.

A major call for evidence was launched by the Government on 3 August 2021, seeking views on the best ways to settle family, business and other civil disputes away from the court room.

Their intention is that the responses will shape future reforms to civil, family and administrative justice, with Ministers determined to help more people resolve their issues without the stress and cost of a court case. It will examine whether new technologies, as well as services such as mediation and conciliation, could provide smarter and less adversarial routes for finding resolutions.

Evidence is being gathered from a range of interested parties including the judiciary, legal profession, mediators and other conflict resolvers, academics, and the advice sector. It will provide the basis for future reforms later in this parliament.

The objective is that litigation will always remain as an option open to everyone, and that some cases will inevitably require people to go to court.

But the Government wants people to have a greater range of options to settle disagreements proactively and constructively – via routes most appropriate for their particular case.

Please follow this link for the full press release.

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Published 5 August 2021

Author – Sue Fox

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