Introductory Guide

The Global Pound Conference = A Global Workshop

The Global Pound Conference = A Global Workshop
I spent the past year helping organise the Florence GPC, which took place on 9 June 2017. The experience has been inspiring and even thrilling. Above all, it has changed ... Read More

Evaluating Arbitrators: You Be The Judge

Evaluating Arbitrators: You Be The Judge
In 2007/8, I set up a now long-since defunct website (disputesloop.com) with the lofty aim of introducing some transparency into the appointment process of ADR neutrals. At its core, the ... Read More

Are hostile mediators more effective?

Are hostile mediators more effective?
New research by Francesca Gino and Ting Zhang of Columbia Business School, along with Mike Norton of Harvard Business School, suggests that the most effective mediation style might be being partial against both parties. The ... Read More

When arbitration is used and why

When arbitration is used and why
In almost all instances, arbitration must be contemplated at the contract drafting stage. Parties may, of course, agree to take a dispute to arbitration at any stage, but once a dispute has broken ... Read More

An Introduction To Construction Disputes

An Introduction To Construction Disputes
Many factors contribute to construction disputes, especially if the property is based abroad. Most projects take a long time to complete, leading to uncertainties and delays that can result in ... Read More

The Mediation Process: When And Why It Is Used

The Mediation Process: When And Why It Is Used
Mediation can be successfully deployed at any point in the timeline of a dispute – either before proceedings are issued, afterwards, up to, and even during trial. It is, after all, a ... Read More

The Role Of ADR In Commercial Dispute Resolution: A Brief Overview

The Role Of ADR In Commercial Dispute Resolution: A Brief Overview
Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) has a critical role to play for in-house counsel seeking to do more with less, but it remains something of a novelty as compared to the ... Read More

Chart Of Dispute Resolution Stages And Steps

Chart Of Dispute Resolution Stages And Steps
Today, because of the flexibility, adaptability and versatility of ADR, Users of dispute resolution processes have available to them a wide variety of techniques that can be used to prevent, ... Read More

Choosing the Right Tools

Choosing the Right Tools
A short guide to the different forms of dispute resolution. International dispute resolution (and dispute prevention) tools provide an alternative or a supplement to litigation within national legal systems which ... Read More

Global Pound Conference – What is it?

Global Pound Conference - What is it?
This series of conferences spanning the globe, explores and raises awareness about a whole palette of tools for the resolution of disputes among nations and businesses. These conflict resolution tools ... Read More

The Story Behind the GPC Series

The Story Behind the GPC Series
The Global Pound Conference Series (GPC Series) is a series of conferences in different locations around the globe, which will help to shape the future direction of alternative dispute resolution ... Read More