BBC Radio interview with Graham Ross 
BBC Radio Merseyside-Graham Ross on new Consumer ADR/ODR Laws-1st Oct 2015 -
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Graham Ross explains his criticisms of the European legislation on Alternative and Online Dispute Resolution for consumer disputes.

Despite being one of the major creators of civil justice throughout the world, it is shameful that, with over 100 years passing since Judge Mathew gave us the famous phrase about  the courts sharing the same door policy as the Ritz Hotel, that more and more  people  fi...

Thursday, February 11, 2016


Continuing from my previous post on how increasingly interest is being shown in the potential for ODR in specific types of claims, last week I travelled to Salamanca University in Spain to talk on the role of ODR within collective redress (i.e. group/class actions) cl...

Monday, July 27, 2015



On the 26th July 2015 the UK Government launched a consultation on proposals to establish a Small Business Commissioner to help small business resolve supply chain disputes with other larger businesses. See

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Honoured to be invited to present the keynote speech at the 'Future of Justice' conference held by the Information Technology Law Society at the University of Leicester on the 22nd October 2014. The emphasis , of course, was on Online Dispute Resolution. A great credit...

Friday, October 10, 2014

The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators held their 7th Symposium on Mediation on the 9th October 2014.  These events focus very much on new developments and challenges in mediation and raise issues of controversy. I was  invited, with others,  to cover the 'controversy'...

Thursday, May 29, 2014

You can download here my presentation slides, with notes (view in notes), to the Annual Conference of the Civil Mediation Council in Leeds on the 22nd May 2014.  This is an introduction to the subject of ODR , online mediation in particular, its significance to mediato...

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

"You do not examine legislation in the light of the benefits it will convey if properly administered, but in the light of the wrongs it would do and the harms it would cause if improperly administered." - Former US President Lyndon Johnson.


(Note: You can download a lo...

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

 From the 22nd of April anyone wishing to start court proceedings in divorce will be required to attend a meeting to learn about how mediation can assist before they can issue their court application. The meeting will not be about reconciling the parties to 'have anoth...

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