Navigating the new landscape

In conjunction with some of the most renowned ADR associations including CEDR and the Civil Mediation Council, this webinar from the Bar Council’s ADR Panel will provide advice and direction to both aspiring and seasoned practitioners on how to navigate the changed landscape. Find out more about the agenda and book your place below.


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15 September 2020, 18:00 - 19:30
Event Type
Training course
Mediation, Arbitration
The world of ADR, along with the rest of the legal services industry, has been transformed by Covid-19. During this period practitioners in the field have continued to advocate for the use of arbitration, mediation, and adjudication among others as a way of generating better outcomes for cases that need not go to court.

Chaired by Spenser Hilliard of Field Court Chambers and featuring guest speaker Sir David Foskett, this webinar will also include invaluable tips and tricks on how to get the most out of online dispute resolution (ODR), avoid an unnecessarily protracted process and reach a speedy resolution.


Chairs’ introduction, including opening remarks from Chair of the Civil Mediation Council, Sir David Foskett


Why use ADR post-Covid?

Claire Andrews, Gough Square Chambers and Paul Johnson, Exchange Chambers

  • What is the impact of Covid-19 on the use of litigation and what does it mean for the legal sector?
  • How has Covid-19 changed the ADR landscape, and how can ADR be used to cut down on the court backlog?
  • What does the future hold for ADR, and how can aspiring practitioners become a part of it?


Preparing for remote ADR

Colin Manning, 4-5 Gray’s Inn Square and Rhys Taylor, 36 Family and 30 Park Place Chambers

  • How do you set up a remote ADR? What happens beforehand, what documents do you need?
  • How do you set up an arbitration, a mediation or an Early Neutral Evaluation? How do they differ?
  • Which is the best option for a given scenario?


Tips and tricks for taking part in ADR

Spenser Hilliard, Field Court Chambers and Amrit Dhanoa, 4-5 Gray’s Inn Square

  • How do you best conduct a remote ADR? What should be at the forefront of your mind?
  • What challenges and pitfalls should you expect when conducting remote ADR, and how can you overcome them?
  • Get a perspective of ADR from a member of the Young Barristers’ Committee who is at the beginning of their career


Questions and discussion




Full price: £50 (plus VAT)
Bar Representation Fee member price: £40 (plus VAT)


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