Dilyara Nigmatullina just published an article entitled, Planned Early Dispute Resolution Systems and Elements: Experiences and the Promise of Technology, in the Journal of International Dispute Settlement. She is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Antwerp (Belgium) Faculty of Law, Law Enforcement Research Group.
Here’s the abstract:
The COVID-19 outbreak has severely impacted global business communities. Experts predict a tsunami of disputes. In this unprecedented situation, rational, cost-effective and quick dispute resolution is no more an option but a need. This need may be met by Planned Early Dispute Resolution (PEDR) and technological tools. Although the uptake of both has been slow so far, the current crisis may act as a catalyst for their more extensive use. This article starts with an overview of PEDR by addressing its definition, models, elements and use, among other aspects. It then investigates actual experiences of companies with PEDR systems and elements and discusses the effect that the companies’ shift to PEDR has on law firms. The article concludes by exploring how PEDR systems can benefit from the use of technological tools and how the interaction between technology and dispute resolution can contribute to shaping the future of the legal profession.
Dilyara’s article expands and updates my work on PEDR. It also discusses the Delta Model that Alyson Carrel has been developing with others.
The article is published by Oxford Academic. If your school has an account with Oxford, you can access it from that account. For more information, email Dilyara.
Take a look.