UK Compulsory Mediation Ruling Still Leaves Courts Leeway

By Alexander Oddy, Natasha Johnson and Maura McIntosh (December 11, 2023, 12:15 PM GMT) -- On Nov. 29, the Court of Appeal of England and Wales delivered a landmark judgment in Churchill v. Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council,[1] which established that the courts can order parties to mediate or engage in some other form of alternative dispute resolution or stay the proceedings to enable the parties to engage in ADR. The decision overturns what was thought to be a long-standing English law prohibition on courts compelling ADR....

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