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European Law
ADR & Mediation
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Course Aims:

In this podcast, Ronnie King, a partner in the litigation department in London head of the international arbitration group at law firm Ashurst looks at the EU Mediation Directive. In particular, it focuses on the scope of the Directive and the aims, in addition to the reasons the Directive was introduced. It also examines the applicability of the Directive and explores the key provisions and their likely effect. The podcast concludes with some advice for practitioners who are looking to get themselves up to speed with the provisions in the Directive.

After completing the course you will:
  • Know the scope of the EU Mediation Directive;
  • Understand why the Directive was introduced;
  • Recognise when the Directive will be applicable;
  • Be aware of the key provisions of the Directive;
  • Appreciate the likely effect of the Directive;
  • Prepare for the key changes set to take effect in the Directive.
General Interest Difficulty: 2 of 5
Legislative Updates
Market Update / Hot Topic
Practical Guide
Sources and References:
  • The EU Mediation Directive (2008/52/EC).

This podcast looks at the key provisions of the new EU Mediation Directive. It focuses on its applicability and the effect it will have in both the UK and the EU Member States.

Podcast last reviewed: 2011-08-30

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