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ADR strategies and the UK courts’ approach in 2021

First published in Corporate Disputes Magazine Apr – Jun 2021 edition.  To read the full article please visit:


Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) encompasses a range of dispute resolution options which are available over and above litigation or court proceedings. Promoting – or even in some circumstances, requiring – the use of ADR is one of the key ways in which the courts are trying to reduce the costs of litigation in 2021. Today, more than ever before, anyone involved in litigation or intending to litigate, should explore all available options for an out-of-court settlement in the early stages of a dispute, and should respond promptly and constructively to any settlement approaches made by the court or another party.