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Online Dispute Resolution

Justice Re-Imagined

June 27th/28th

Liverpool, UK

presented  by

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Joshua Rozenberg Leading broadcaster and commentator on the law and presenter of BBC Radio 4’s Law In Action;


Bill Kingdon MD of the International Cotton Association, whose Rules regulate the majority of world trade in raw cotton;


Professor Ethan Katsh * Head of the National Center for Technology and Dispute Resolution at the University of Massachusetts; 


Colin Rule* Former Head of Online Dispute Resolution at eBay and PayPal and VP of Online Dispute Resolution at Tyler Technologies (leading provider of technology to the courts);


Vinay Gupta Co-ordinator of the release of the leading blockchain platform Ethereum, architect of the National Blockchain Strategy for Dubai and founder of smart contract developer Mattereum;


Diana Wallis Former Vice-President of the European Parliament, past President of the European Law Institute and current Director of the International Mediation Institute

Dr. Tina van der Linden Assistant-professor in Law, Ethics and Technology at the Center for Law and Internet at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (researching the legal challenges of use of robots, artificial intelligence and blockchain technology)

Caroline Sheppard Chief Adjudicator at the Traffic Penalty Tribunal; 

Adam Sanitt Head of Dispute Knowledge  at Norton Rose Fulbright, presenting on arbitration in smart contract disputes

James Walker Founder and head of the leading online complaint handling service,, and writer of a consumer advice column

Sergey  Alekhin Lawyer at the Paris office of Wilkie Farr & Gallagher and arbitrator with the International Court of Arbitration at the International Chamber of Commerce , researching smart arbitration for smart contracts and cyber-security in ODR


Professor Pablo Cortes * Professor of civil justice at the University of Leicester,UK and member of the Civil Justice Council's ODR Advisory Group.


Daniel Rainey * Former Chief of Staff at the National Mediation Board, Washington, DC and member of the Board of Directors of the Internet Bar - speaking  on Artificial Intelligence and ODR and what we can and should be doing to exploit AI to increase access to justice. 


Kerry Greenidge Acting Manager of the Civil Money Claims online court project at Her Majesty's Courts and Tribunals Service 

Leah Wing * Co-director, National Center for Technology and Dispute Resolution; Senior Lecturer, Legal Studies Program, U. of Massachusetts (USA)


Alexander Gurkov Post doctoral researcher on smart contracts and arbitration at the Faculty of Law at the University of Helsinki


Michael Fang * Professor at Nanchang University (NCU), China, and an associated researcher at the Cyberjustice Laboratory at the University of Montreal, teaching on blockchain, smart contracts and the law. 


Dr Agata Majchrowska Chair of the Online Arbitration Court in Poland,

Derric Yeoh Associate in International Arbitration at Schellenberg Wittmer, Singapore, presenting on developments in smart contract arbitration 

Dr Alberto Elisavetsky * Founder and Director of Online Dispute Resolution Latin-America, the Director of Social Conflict Observatory & Postgraduate Online Dispute Resolution Program at the National University of Tres de Febrero Buenos Aires Argentina.


Orna Rabinovich-Einy* Associate professor at the Faculty of Law at the University of Haifa, Israel, and Fellow of the Haifa Center for Law and Technology.

Dr. Jur. Ihab Amro  Professor of Private Law and a practicing lawyer and arbitrator; Ph.D. Athens, Greece


Ernest Thiessen President of iCan Systems Inc of British Columbia, developers of the Smartsettle eNegotiation and visual blind bidding system.


Zbynek Loebl Co-founder and former head of the Youstice ODR service and member of the PRK law group ( Czech Republic and Slovakia ) responsible for AI and blockchain developments in legal-tech.


Dr Marta Poblet Co-founder of the Institute of Law and Technology at the Autonomous University of Barcelona and Associate Professor at RMIT University’s Graduate School of Business & Law in Melbourne, Australia.


Dr Aura Esther Vilalta * Senior lecturer at the Faculty of Law, Open University of Catalonia (UOC), Barcelona, Spain.

Professor Ian Macduff * Deputy Director, Centre for ICT Law, and Teaching Fellow, School of Law, University of Auckland - introducing The 18th International Forum on ODR to be held in Aukland, New Zealand  on the 14th and 15th November 2018.

Graham Ross* (Conference Organiser)  Member of the Civil Justice Council's ODR Advisory Group and of the Civil Justice Council's Working Party on Alternative Dispute Resolution.

As well as other speakers currently being invited.

(* signifies a Fellow of the National Center for Technology and Dispute Resolution at the University of Massachusetts (Amherst))



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