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Robert Rhodes QC Singapore Convention on Mediation

Robert Rhodes QC to speak about The Singapore Convention on Mediation 2019 at Forum

Robert Rhodes QC will be giving a lecture about The Singapore Convention on Mediation 2019, at the “Financial Street Innovation Service Thinktank Conference of Beijing”. The event is due to be held on Friday 27th May 2022. Outer Temple’s Robert Rhodes QC, has been invited to give a lecture at the “Financial Street Innovation Service Thinktank Conference of Beijing”, a Forum held in Beijing by the Belt & Road Initiative. The event will take place this Friday 27th May and will be held remotely. It is expected that over 1000 people will attend, including a representative of the Supreme People’s Court of China, as well as various other levels of judicial office-holders. Robert Rhodes QC will be speaking about The…

Events, News, Mediation, Mediation 26 May, 2022

The Future of Alternative Dispute Resolution in Sport

Anthony Lo Surdo SC writes for Resolution Institute on the future of Alternate Dispute Resolution in Sport: the National Sports Tribunal. Sport’s governing bodies are leading exponents of alternative dispute resolution (‘ADR’) in the resolution of disputes in organised sports. However, given the breadth of sporting interests which range from amateur, to semi-professional and professional, not all sports are well-equipped to determine the types of disputes that frequently arise between participants. The National Sports Tribunal was established to level the playing field in the area of sports dispute resolution by providing for an effective, efficient, independent, transparent and specialist tribunal for the fair hearing and resolution of sporting disputes. It does so by employing a full suite of ADR processes and…

Legal Blog & Publications, News, Sports, Sports 6 Oct, 2020

Private Client Webinar: Will Making, LPAs, Remote Hearings and Mediation During Lockdown

Members of Outer Temple’s Private Client Team explore how remote working has affected the area of law and the way in which they practice. David Grant, Patrick Tomison, Claire van Overdijk, Alex Cisneros, Elaine Palser and Elizabeth Grace present in this Private Client Webinar. David Grant and Patrick Tomison discuss Will Formalities. They discuss: Why the question of formalities is relevant now. What the requirements of the Wills Act 1837 are, specifically s9 The Law Commission Report, Making a Will (Consultation Paper 231, 13/07/2017) in particular, Chapter 1 The effect of the English Authorities How one approaches the correction of statute – “always speaking” Judicial attitudes Practically, what can we do to mitigate the risk of formal invalidity Thoughts to the…

Private Client Webinars, Webinars & Vlogs 9 Jul, 2020

Remote Mediation: The New Normal and the Future

Elaine Palser explores the advantages (which are considerable) and the disadvantages (which are surmountable) of remote mediation and considers what the future holds for settling cases. Remote mediation works Before I took part in my first remote mediation I was sceptical.  I was convinced that it would be inferior to in-person mediation.  To my surprise, it worked extremely well.  In fact, I came away wondering if remote mediation was better than in-person mediation.  Many others have also had remarkably positive experiences of remote mediation. Mediation is a very successful means of settling cases.  According to the CEDR mediation audit 2018, 89% of cases settle through mediation; 74% at the mediation itself and 15% shortly thereafter.  The fact that remote mediation…

Covid-19, Legal Blog & Publications, Mediation 1 Jun, 2020

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