ICAEW calls for more mediation

The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales has launched a
new dispute resolution panel with ADR Group that aims to encouragie mediation
over litigation for commercial disputes.

The Resolving Commercial Disputes panel will comprise of mediation-trained
lawyers and accountants.

FTSE companies and other large public and private sector organisations facing
complex commercial disputes will have accessito the panel.

Panel members from the legal profession include Lord Woolf of Barnes, former
Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales and author of the Woolf report on access
to justice, and Cherie Booth QC.

Chartered accountants on the panel are Joseph Wan, CEO of Harvey Nichols and
Arthur Harverd, Chairman of the London Court of International Arbitration.

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