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Online Arbitration and Mediation

Purpose: To provide guidance for barristers who are deciding whether to agree to conduct a hearing online
Scope of application: All practising barristers
Issued by: The Information Technology Panel
Last reviewed: 22/09/2021
Status and effect: Please see the notice at end of this page. This is not “guidance” for the purposes of the BSB Handbook I6.4.

Arbitration and mediation have become more popular recently, and are beginning to be used regularly in the legal system.

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Important Notice

This document has been prepared by the Bar Council to assist barristers on matters of IT. It is not “guidance” for the purposes of the BSB Handbook I6.4, and neither the BSB nor bodies regulating information security nor the Legal Ombudsman is bound by any views or advice expressed in it. It does not comprise – and cannot be relied on as giving – legal advice. It has been prepared in good faith, but neither the Bar Council nor any of the individuals responsible for or involved in its preparation accept any responsibility or liability for anything done in reliance on it. For fuller information as to the status and effect of this document, please see here.

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