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Course Aims:

This podcast will outline the traditional objections to mediation and what drivers there are to move towards the mediation rather than litigation of insurance disputes. It aims to provide an outline of the approach adopted in other jurisdictions and provide tips to practitioners on good mediation technique.

After completing the course you will:
  • Be familiar with the traditional arguments deployed in opposition to ADR;
  • Understand the principle drivers for change to mediation as a means of dispute resolution;
  • Know the historical and current approach taken in the UK, US and Australia.
Intermediate Difficulty: 3 of 5
Case Update
Practical Guide
Sources and References:
  • Halsey v Milton Keynes General NHS Trust [2004] EWCA Civ 576;
  • The State of Justice, A.B.A.J. 04/1984 p62 at 66;
  • Civil Procedure Rules Part 44.3(4);
  • Cable & Wireless Plc v IBM [2002] EWHC Ch 2059;
  • International Reinsurance Industry Dispute Resolution Protocol (Conflict Prevention and Resolution).

This podcast discusses the developing trend towards the use of mediation to settle disputes in the commercial insurance and reinsurance sector.

It will look at the various drivers for change and recent examples from other jurisdiction to show where the 'London Market' approach may develop in the future.

Podcast added: 13/08/09

Podcast last reviewed: 2011-06-27

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