Inaugural Lecture: Pablo Cortés, 9 May 2017

‘Civil Justice Reform and the Changing Nature of Dispute Resolution’ will explore the role technology and extrajudicial processes can play in reforming the civil justice system.

Professor Pablo Cortés will discuss whether technology and out-of-court processes (mediation, arbitration and ombudsman's) can provide 'access to justice' for low-value claims. He believes that these offer a vital public service for consumers that complements, and often replaces, the role of the courts. He will discuss the new Online Court for England and Wales, which he considers the most important change in the English civil courts in a generation, and he will reflect on the ambition to provide a long-term solution to the problem of providing access to justice.

Further information on 'Civil Justice Reform and the Changing Nature of Dispute Resolution'.


Open to: open to the public and free.

Date and time: Tuesday, 9 May, 5:30–6:30 pm

Venue: Ken Edwards Building, Lecture Theatre 1 (Maps and directions)

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