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Pablo Cortes

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Professor of Civil Justice, University of Leicester – UK Licenciado (Vigo), LLM (Limerick), PhD (Cork) Member of the Spanish Bar, Ávila (non-practising), Certified as Catedrático in Spain (ANECA) Pablo Cortés has a chair in Civil Justice at Leicester Law School where he teaches and conducts research in the field of dispute resolution, civil procedure and consumer law. He has published three books in the field of technology and dispute resolution, and has been invited to speak in many international conferences in 17 different countries, including two keynotes. He has been invited to various expert meetings, including by the UN Commission for International Trade Law (UNCITRAL WG III), and to write reports and speak at public hearings by the European Commission (DG SANCO and DG JUSTICE) and the European Parliament (IMCO and JURI–Committee of Legal Affairs). He is a fellow of the National Centre for Technology and Dispute Resolutions (University of Massachusetts –Amherst) and in 2012 he was a Gould Research Fellow at Stanford University. He is a member of the ODR Advisory Group of the Civil Justice Council, which proposed the launch of the online court in England and Wales. He has been employed as a consultant for a number of organization, including to assist the European Commission in the drafting of the legislative proposals for the ADR Directive and the ODR Regulation. Pablo has recently completed two substantial research projects. The first one was a research grant awarded by the European Commission as part of a consortium of universities with the task of proposing legislative action to promote online mediation for civil and commercial matters. The second grant was awarded by the Nuffield Foundation to evaluate from a socio-legal perspective the main consumer ADR schemes operating in the EU. The research findings have appeared in an edited collection he coordinated: The Transformation of Consumer Dispute Resolution in the European Union (Oxford University Press, 2016) and in his forthcoming book The Law of Consumer Redress in an Evolving Digital Market (Cambridge University Press, 2017).

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