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Early conciliation through Acas proves its worth
  • Kingsley Napley
  • United Kingdom
  • July 9 2015

Early conciliation is now more than a year old. It’s the scheme by which employees who intend to issue employment tribunal proceedings must first give


Children and mediation the MoJ responds to Dispute Resolution Advisory Group’s final “voice of the child” report
  • Kingsley Napley
  • United Kingdom
  • June 1 2015

In November 2014, the Minister for Justice and Civil Liberties, the Rt Hon Simon Hughes MP, commissioned the ‘Voice of the Child Dispute Resolution


Can a real estate agent be an arbitrator?
  • Kingsley Napley
  • United Kingdom
  • March 12 2015

The claimant lessors sought an order under the Arbitration Act 1996 (the “Act”) s.18 for the appointment of an arbitrator since disputes had arisen


Employment law case round up: 12 lessons learnt in 2014
  • Kingsley Napley
  • United Kingdom
  • December 22 2014

A new year inevitably brings with it a time for reflection. As ever, 2014 has been a year of change in employment law. In this blog, we take a look


Acas statistics for early Conciliation - 6 months on
  • Kingsley Napley
  • United Kingdom
  • November 28 2014

Last week Acas released statistics to mark 6 months since EC was first introduced. This is the process whereby claims cannot be instituted in the


Acas Early Conciliation what’s the story so far?
  • Kingsley Napley
  • United Kingdom
  • July 2 2014

Early Conciliation has been available since 6 April 2014, and engaging the system has been compulsory since 6 May 2014. How has the system been


Mediation - the ‘new’ requirements before issuing court proceedings
  • Kingsley Napley
  • United Kingdom
  • June 3 2014

As reported widely in the media recently, important changes to the family justice system came in to force on 22 April 2014. One of the key changes


A global trend towards mediation: views from lawyers in 13 countries
  • Kingsley Napley
  • Global
  • May 6 2014

In England and Wales, recent case law highlights that parties in commercial litigation risk adverse costs sanctions if they unreasonably refuse to


Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) up for discussion
  • Kingsley Napley
  • United Kingdom
  • October 2 2013

In recent years, the courts in England and Wales have placed a greater emphasis on encouraging parties to explore Alternative Dispute Resolution


Early conciliation are you ready?
  • Kingsley Napley
  • United Kingdom
  • July 5 2013

We have been focussing so much recently on the introduction of fees into the Employment Tribunal, and the new ("Underhill" inspired) Employment