Implementation of ADR Directive What Solicitors Need to Know

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Course Overview

Updated in light of recent developments and in line with Law Society guidance, this course offers a practical discussion of the implementation of the ADR Directive, whereby every business in the UK, including lawyers, must include information concerning an external ADR Provider in their terms and conditions and on their websites. 

The timetable to ensure compliance with the Alternative Dispute Resolution for Consumer Disputes (Amendment) Regulations 2015 has been extended from July 2015 to 1 October 2015; by this date your firm must fulfil their obligations in respect of supplying ADR information or face the consequences.

Delivered by experienced lecturer and ADR specialist Peter Causton, this course will discuss the Regulations laid before Parliament earlier this year with regard to the implement of the Directive, solicitor’s obligations under the Directive and the likely consequences which you will experience as a result of non compliance.

This course is essential viewing for the following groups:

  • COLPs and COFAs
  • Commercial practitioners who may be asked to advise on the information requirements and re-draft clients’ terms and conditions
  • Litigation practitioners dealing with disputes between consumers and businesses

What are the requirements?

  • Watch 1 CPD hour
  • This course provides 1 CPD point

Learning Outcomes

  • On completion of this course you will: • Understand the importance of the ADR Directive and the rules surrounding the information requirements to be complied with by the majority of UK businesses including solicitors by 1 October 2015 • Be aware of the consequences of the ADR Directive in terms of penalties and enforcement if clients do not comply

What is the target audience?

  • COLPs and COFAs, Commercial practitioners and litigation practitioners



About Instructor - Peter Causton

Peter is an independent commercial and civil mediator. He is an excellent communicator and negotiator, having originally trained as a barrister and then qualified as a solicitor advocate. He has over 20 years experience as a solicitor practising in commercial and insurance litigation, with particular expertise in the field of professional indemnity/negligence law.

Peter has been shortlisted for the Law Society’s In-House Solicitor of the Year Award 2017.

Peter is a member of the Insurance Working Party of the CCBE and is involved in developing EU policy on Insurance law. He has been involved as a member of the Civil Justice Council Costs Committee, reviewing guideline hourly rates for the profession and is knowledgeable about costs assessment and litigation funding.

Peter is co-author of PI Brief’s book on ADR for Personal Injury Lawyers.

Peter is on the editorial board of the Jackson ADR Handbook which is the authoratative guide to ADR used in every Civil Court in England & Wales.  He is also a Board Member and Director/Trustee of the Civil Mediation Council Limited. He is also a member of the Civil Justice Council Costs Committee.

Peter has taken part in numerous mediations and has undertaken mediator training and ODR training.

As a Deputy District Judge, he also knows from his own experience about what happens when parties cannot reach agreement and the Court has to adjudicate.

As a member of the editorial board of the Jackson ADR Handbook and board member of the Civil Mediation Council, Peter is up to date with developments with respect to ADR in the UK and recently presented a seminar for the Law Society on ODR. Peter has conducted telephone and time limited mediations. He has been involved in the Business Dispute Resolution Commitment initiative, similar to the ADR pledge.

Course Curriculum

Implementation of ADR Directive What Solicitors Need to Know

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