The Legal And Institutional Framework Of Online Dispute Resolution (ODR)

The explosive expansion of the use of the internet makes it possible for businesses to expand their markets and render services to a large group of e-consumers. While offline transactions can lead to various types of disputes, the same is true for online transactions. In other words e-commerce transactions will sometimes result in e-disputes. Technology has brought about profound and […]

Is Alternative Dispute Resolution A Friend Of The Bar And The Bench?

The courtrooms are overwhelmed by the volume of litigation they have to deal with and this slows down the growth of good businesses.  Consequently, businessmen and women turn to Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) which is more flexible, confidential and fast. ADR is generally seen as being faster and more economical than court proceedings. It can also be shaped to suit […]

Role of Expert Witnesses in Arbitration

Expert witnesses continue to play an important role in the resolution of disputes in a wide range of industries such as personal injury, construction, engineering and information technology. Part 35 Expert and Assessors of the Civil Procedure Rules defines an expert witness as “a person who has been instructed to give or prepare expert evidence for the purpose of the […]

The Perceived Relationship Between Arbitration and Terrorism

In today’s world, terrorism has unfortunately become a phenomenon in the global community. Over the past decade, different forms of domestic and international terrorism have been witnessed around the world. Nigeria on its part has experienced several attacks by the Boko Haram terrorist group in the last few years with numerous casualties. According to the United Nations, terrorism can be […]