I congratulate the authors and editors on this excellent handbook. This is exactly what I envisaged when drafting chapter 36 of the Review of Civil Litigation Costs Final Report. (The Right Honourable Sir Rupert Jackson)
The importance of this handbook to the integration of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) within our civil justice system cannot be overstated ... no other ADR text has received such high profile endorsement - by Lord Justice Jackson, the Judicial College, the Civil Justice Council and the Civil Mediation Council. (Ian Gatt QC and Anita Phillips, Counsel)
... it is a superb summary and practical resource covering all the core principles, competencies, and legal frameworks surrounding the practice of ADR (Alternative Dispute Resolution), and particularly mediation, in the UK today. (Mike Lind, TEDR)
About the Author
Susan Blake, Barrister and Associate Dean, City University London,Julie Browne, Barrister and Deputy Course Director of the Bar Professional Training Course, City University London,Stuart Sime, Barrister and Course Director of the Bar Professional Training Course, City University London
Susan Blake spent several years in practice at the Bar dealing with a variety of types of case in all levels of courts. She was formerly Course Director of the Bar Vocational Course at the Inns of Court School of Law (now part of The City Law School), having played a major part in devising and implementing the BVC. She became Director of Studies in 1998, and is now also Programme Director for the LLM in Legal Professional Skills that was introduced in 2006. Since the last edition she has become Programme Director of the LLM in Professional Legal Skills, a route by which Bar Vocational Course students can convert their qualification to a full Master's degree. She is the author of A Practical Approach to Effective Litigation and co-author of A Practical Approach to ADR, both published by Oxford University Press.
Julie Browne is a deputy course director of the bar vocational course at City University London, where she teaches advocacy, civil litigation, drafting, company law and commercial law. She was called to the Bar in 1989 and during 10 years in full-time practice, she undertook a wide variety of general civil and commercial work, including insolvency, company and property litigation. She is the series editor of the 14 bar vocational manuals, a contributor to Blackstone's Civil Practice, and co-author of A Practical Approach to ADR, both published by Oxford University Press. She is also an experienced CPD trainer in advocacy, evidence, case preparation, drafting, and litigation.
Professor Stuart Sime is the course director of the full-time bar professional training course at City University London, where he teaches civil litigation, commercial and company law. He was a practising barrister until 2005. In his early career he spent a number of years in the litigation department of the Treasury Solicitor's Office. He is joint Editor of Blackstone's Civil Practice, the author of A Practical Approach to Civil Procedure and co-author of A Practical Approach to ADR, all published by Oxford University Press.