Series Data and Reports

These data sets and reports result from a unique international project engaging different stakeholders involved in commercial dispute resolution: parties, their advisors, service providers (courts, judges, arbitrators, conciliators, mediators, etc.), and other influencers (academics, government ministries, think tanks, etc.) to detect what gaps—if any—exist between what users want and what is available to them, and how to shape the future of commercial dispute resolution and improve access to justice at local and international levels.

Core Questions

The Core Questions have been finalised and can no longer be modified.​ These questions have been developed via a lengthy consultation process involving 6 prior drafts, a global survey (click here to view the anonymous results​), and a public consultation period. We thank everyone for their contributions and believe we are positioned to generate some valuable data to shape the future.

To join the discussion on the Core Questions, ​please join the LinkedIn Group.

The Core Questions​

​​​Each event will use a technology platform to enable all participants to vote on a set of standardised core questions. These questions will enable all stakeholders to share their views on the future of dispute resolution, what tools are required, and how to modernise the dispute resolution landscape.  The questions are intended to explore the needs and wishes of users and what access to ​justice means​ to them, and all other stakeholders.

The organisers suggest that the core questions be voted upon and discussed in four sessions, to provide time for reflection and discussio​n:

  1. Access to Justice & Dispute Resolution Systems: what do users want, need & expect?
  2. How is the market currently addressing parties' wants,​ needs and expectations?
  3. How can dispute resolution be improved? (Overcoming obstacles and challenges)
  4. Promoting better access to justice: What action items should be considered and by whom?

The Results

For the local voting results, please see below.

The data collected in response to the core questions became availab​le online as each event occurred.  It will be compiled into a final report at the end of 2017, to help shape how dispute resolution may be conducted for years to come. The data and report will be publicly available via this website to anyone wishing to read them.  It is hoped they will support new research in the field and help consolidate stakeholder views on dispute resolution, providing optimal access to justice for all disputants.

Online Voting
Voting on GPC questions was closed on August 31, 2017
Over 2,500 participants spent approximately 20-30 minutes to complete this questionnaire.

Please Note the number of exact votes per question varied:

  • Voters had to click “submit” on each question for their answer to be recorded.
  • They had to remember return to previous unanswered questions or to navigate between questions, using the arrow keys.
  • Although it was best to complete the voting in one session, this did not always happen. If a voter closed the browser and returned to the start at a later time, all questions they had already answered could no longer be changed, and they would be informed “you have already answered this question”.  They would need to use the arrow keys to navigate forward.
GPC Reporting

A complete report of the Global Pound Conference Series data will be issued in 2019 by Resolution Resources with the support of a grant received from the American Arbitration Association.

You can now download the Preliminary GPC Report by Herbert Smith FreehillsGlobal Pound Conference: Global Data Trends and Regional Differences, below.

GPC Series Data

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GPC Series Core Questions Core Questions used at during the Global Pound Conference Series in 2016-17. First published March 6 2016.846.42 kb DownloadPreview