ELA Arbitration and ADR Group

Date:
Tuesday, October 6, 2015
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ELA’s Legislative & Policy Committee has established an Arbitration and ADR Group to consider the level of interest in arbitration to resolve employment disputes and the scope for its greater use in the future, along with early neutral evaluation amongst other forms of ADR.

The Group is co-chaired by Peter Frost (Herbert Smith Freehills) and Paul Goulding QC (Blackstone Chambers). They have set out the terms of reference for the Group below.

ELA ARBITRATION AND ADR GROUP

TERMS OF REFERENCE

1.  To explore the scope for the greater use of arbitration and alternative dispute resolution (including early neutral evaluation and mediation) as a means of resolving employment disputes.

2.  To consider taking steps to facilitate the greater use of arbitration and ADR in employment disputes (including drafting standard arbitration rules for employment claims).

3.  To liaise with other professional associations of lawyers regarding the use of arbitration and ADR in employment disputes (including the European Employment Lawyers Association, the International Bar Association, and the American Bar Association).

4.  To report to the Management Committee and membership of ELA on the work of the Arbitration and ADR Committee, and recommend training and other steps to encourage and facilitate greater use of arbitration and ADR in employment disputes.