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  • Date 07 Jun 2019
  • Time 9.30am-5.30pm
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The School of Law at Royal Holloway, University of London and the School of Law at Middlesex University invite you to the Access to Justice and Arbitration conference, hosted at Royal Holloway in June 2019

The aim of this conference is to initiate a focused debate about access to justice in arbitration that would enable a larger public discussion about the specific role of access to justice in arbitration.

When Mauro Cappelletti and Bryant Garth published their survey of different methods to promote access to justice (Access to Justice. A World Survey (Giuffre Sijthoff 1978)), they designed three waves of access to justice, the third of which, called ‘The Access to Justice Approach’, stated that arbitration would play a significant role in fomenting access to justice. The idea was that people would seek alternatives to the regular court system. Arbitration has grown exponentially since the publication of Cappelletti and Garth’s work, reaching disputes that were traditionally only decided by courts. As arbitration progresses and policies to facilitate dispute resolution are implemented, the impact of access to justice in arbitration is fundamental to examine the effect of law in society. So far, research about access to justice in arbitration has been done in isolation, resulting in limited findings due to a restrict analysis of the topic. 

For more information please visit the Eventbrite page or contact Dr Leonardo V P de Oliveira or Dr Sara Hourani (

The programme for the event will follow soon. Confirmed speakers include:

Leonardo V P de Oliveira (Royal Holloway, University of London)

Robert Jago (Royal Holloway, University of London)

Youseph Farah (University of East Anglia)

Sara Hourani (Middlesex University)

Ramona Cirlig (Mușat & Asociații – Romania) 

Joao Loreto Ilhao Moreira (University of Oxford)

Innhwa Kwon (Zeiler Partners - Austria)

Crina Baltag (University of Bedfordshire)

Johanna Hoekstra (University of Greenwich)

Ian Blackshaw (Anglia Ruskin University)

Rosa Taban (Speedhousing – France)

Christine Sim (Herbert Smith Freehils – USA)

Mirèze Philippe (International Chamber of Commerce – France)

Clotilde Fortier (Université de Bourgogne – France)

Lijun Zhao (Middlesex University)

Aysem Diker Vanberg (University of Greenwich)

Duarte G Henriques (BCH Lawyers)

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