Mediation is a form of dispute resolution under civil law, which avoids parties having to attend court.
The University’s Mediation Centre will be available to those who have need of mediation services to solve disputes, using a qualified ADR (alternate dispute resolution) specialist and with student observers.
This is an important development in enhancing students’ legal educational experience to include means of dispute resolution other than the courts.
Diana Wallis, Director of the Mediation Service and a Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Hull, said: “We are delighted to announce that The Right Honourable Sir Geoffrey Vos MR, Master of the Rolls, will be speaking at the re-launch of our Mediation Centre.
“As the second most senior judge in the country, Sir Geoffrey has previously indicated the important role of ADR options such as mediation in beating the backlog of cases which threatens to overwhelm the civil justice system, especially post-pandemic.
“He has also been supportive of ADR options being more fully integrated into of the existing civil justice system.
“We look forward to hearing him share his internationally-recognised insight into mediation and disputes.”