In this article, the author examines an accumulating tide of will to embed early dispute resolution in civil courts in Scotland and sets it in the context of research evidence, procedural reforms and philosophies of justice. The article considers whether championing mediation in the present environment can hope to engage those actors in civil justice whose support for it will be necessary.
|Number of pages||28|
|Journal||Civil Justice Quarterly|
|Early online date||1 Dec 2020|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 2021|
Bibliographical noteThe author is grateful to Abbe Brown, Charlie Irvine, David Parratt and two anonymous reviewers for comments on a working version of this paper.
- civil procedure
- powers and duties
- dispute resolution