The Civil Justice Council (CJC) has recently published a report stating that compulsory ADR does not breach Article 6.

In tandem, in his annual speech at Mansion House to HM Judges, the Lord Chief Justice pushed for early ADR.  He said:  All must have access to the courts and tribunals to resolve disputes. Nonetheless, litigation should not be the first port of call when things go wrong. Early resolution, out of court is usually in the best interests of all concerned. Many of the disputes that do enter the court system are resolved long before a final hearing, others only when that final hearing is imminent. Our systems should facilitate early resolution. Work is going on in all jurisdictions to encourage that and discourage unnecessary or ineffective hearings.  Dr Anton van Dellen is the Bar Council’s representative on the Civil Justice Council.

In this news post  – Dr Anton van Dellen

Dr Anton van Dellen has experience in a wide range of defamation proceedings, ranging from pre-action advice to fully contested High Court claims and appeals up to the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court. He also has sound experience in bringing Judicial Reviews and appeals against a wide range of public authorities, challenging decisions for being unlawful, irrational and/or failing to follow published guidance. High Net Worth clients are represented by Dr Anton van Dellen in a range of litigation involving disputes over assets.