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Official Book Launch: English Arbitration and Mediation in the Long Eighteenth Century

Wednesday 6 November 2019, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London

The Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, part of the School of Advanced Study at the University of London is delighted to host the official launch of the latest volume in Professor Derek Roebuck’s landmark study in the history of arbitral practice, English Arbitration and Mediation in the Long Eighteenth Century.

Hosted by Professor Carl Stychin, Director of the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, the event will begin with a welcome from international arbitrator V.V. Veeder QC of 24 Lincoln’s Inn Fields/Essex Court Chambers.

Lead researcher, Dr Francis Boorman will present a short summary of the book’s findings, to be followed by a panel discussion featuring Karyl Nairn QC, European co-head of the International Litigation and Arbitration Group of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP.

Co-authored with Dr Francis Calvert Boorman and Dr Rhiannon Markless, the book examines alternative dispute resolution practices from 1700 – 1815, drawing on court records, law reports, newspapers and memoirs to consider how contentious issues were settled in a variety of arenas and in all strata of English society. The practices of mediation and arbitration across various sectors of eighteenth-century England are explored, including services offered by the State, as well as private arbitration and mediation, in areas as diverse as business, sport and religion. Finally, the book ends with a discussion of the increasing involvement of legal professionals.

During the reception, copies of English Arbitration and Mediation in the Long Eighteenth Century will be available to purchase or order at a discounted price of £35.00 (RRP £40.00). Please note, we will only be able to accept cash and cheque payments.

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