In the UK, an average civil case lasts around 52 weeks, whilst high legal fees cost out most private individuals and small businesses. Evidently, there is an urgent need to provide swift and cost-effective access to dispute resolution. CPR reforms over the past twenty years have therefore aimed to encourage parties towards alternative dispute resolution prior to or after initiating proceedings.
At Phoenix, our ethos is to promote and normalise methods of Alternative Dispute Resolution around the globe, replacing the high costing and time-consuming means of dispute resolution currently being utilised. In pursuit of this aim, we encourage our experts to submit short pieces on any ADR topic of their choice, in order to improve public awareness around methods of ADR, as well as innovating new ideas for the constant development of the industry.