Dispute Resolution in the time of Coronavirus

Rachael Kelsey joined colleagues from around the world to talk about dispute resolution in the time of Coronavirus, with a focus on Arbitration.

The webinar was delivered live and was chaired by Suzanne Kingston with panellists from Australia, The Hon Diana Bryant, AO, QC, France, Charlotte Butruille-Cardew, South Africa, Zenobia Du Toit and Rachael, from Scotland.

The panel looked at the development of arbitration across the world and the potential for arbitration to play a fundamental role in the family law justice system in jurisdictions where the courts have been closed for several months.

Rachael, as one of the founders of FLAGS, and the co-author of the recent FLAGS Guidance for Conducting FLAGS Arbitrations Remotely, was able to talk about how well arbitration as a dispute resolution model sits in the Scottish family justice system.

Scotland has a long history of arbitration, a benign legal environment for arbitration in family law matters and a well-developed bespoke process in the FLAGS arbitration model. The FLAGS model can be used for both financial and child law matters and there are now over 50 trained arbitrators in Scotland- all of whom are former members of the judiciary, senior advocates or solicitors. 

SKO has three FLAGS arbitrators and is known for its commitment to alternative dispute resolution, also offering CALM mediation and collaborative family law. Get in touch if you want to discuss what the options are for resolving matters.