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7th annual Civil Justice Council National Forum on access to justice for those without means

On invitation Jos Hoevenaars attended the 7th annual Civil Justice Council National Forum on access to justice for those without means taking place in London on 7 December 2018. The full day forum brought together members from across the British advice and pro bono sector, courts and tribunals, government, the legal profession, universities (UK and abroad), charities, foundations and institutions to discuss the current state of the legal aid sector in the jurisdictions of the United Kingdom. The day saw some 20 different speakers as well as several in-depth breakout session in which divergent subjects such as funding, technology, the need for data collection and analysis, and the intersection between legal needs and mental health were discussed among the over 200 participants in more detail.

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Published: July 8, 2018

Alexandre Biard (ERC postdoc) and Alina Ontanu participated in the 3rd IAPL-MPI Summer School entitled Privatizing Dispute Resolution and Its Limits that took place from July 1-4 in Luxembourg. Alexandre presented evidence that he collected on the impact of the Consumer ADR Directive on the quality of ADR entities in several EU Member States. Alina pleaded for a more comprehensive framework covering both court and out-of-court procedures so as to facilitate consumers’ access to justice in cross-border litigation. Presentations were followed by fruitful discussions with participants coming from all over the world. A book including all contributions will be published in early 2019.