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In Place of Strife

The Mediation Chambers

The Government leads by example with 'Dispute Resolution Commitment'

Thursday, 23rd June 2011

The Government will lead by example by committing to using better, quicker and more efficient ways of resolving legal disputes, Justice Minister Jonathan Djanogly announced today. Britain’s largest employer today signed the first ever Dispute Resolution Commitment (DRC) which requires all Government departments and agencies to use alternatives such as mediation, arbitration and conciliation wherever possible before taking disputes to court. Making more use of the wide range of options available to resolve disputes has already saved taxpayers an estimated £360 million over the last decade. Today’s signing of the DRC will build on this and save further time, money and stress for everyone involved by reducing their legal and court costs, and in turn reducing the number of cases unnecessarily clogging up the courts. The commitment is the latest in a series of Government moves to encourage people and businesses to take responsibility for their own disputes, rather than turning to lawyers and judges to resolve issues. For full information, click on the documents below.

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