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Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) is not new – it was alive and well long before the Pandemic. However, like many areas of professional and commercial life, Covid-19 has greatly increased the use of virtual, online processes for the resolution of disputes, including major, high value commercial cases. I have conducted many online mediations long before …

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Richard Clark is quite simply an art law guru. Formerly the head of dispute resolution at Slaughter and May, he developed the specialism twenty years ago and has been in practice ever since, continuing with art litigation and sitting as a mediator, despite his move to the role of managing partner of the firm in …
INTRODUCTION In 2006, a bitter dispute dating back to the Swiss religious wars of 1712 was finally and positively resolved. The case, which related to a number of culturally and historically significant objects, was settled not through battle in open court with an award of substantial damages but privately and amicably through a mediation process …