ICODR Special Event

Please join us for a special conversation with

Lord Michael Briggs and Master Victoria McCloud

May 6, 2021 – 10am Pacific time (PDT) / 6pm London time (BST)

Please join us for a special meeting hosted by the International Council for Online Dispute Resolution (ICODR) with Lord Michael Briggs and Master Victoria McCloud, facilitated by Amir Ali.  The conversation will focus on the latest developments in the UK’s court modernization project and the role of ODR in the future of the UK’s civil justice system.

Michael Briggs, Lord Briggs of Westbourne - Wikipedia

Lord Briggs was called to the bar at Lincoln’s Inn in 1978 and was the Junior Counsel to Crown Chancery from 1990-94. He became a Queen’s Counsel in 1994. He was made a Bencher of Lincoln’s Inn in 2001, and was appointed Attorney General of the Duchy of Lancaster in July of that year. He held the post until shortly after his appointment to the High Court. Lord Briggs was appointed as the Judge in charge of the Civil Courts Structure Review in 2013. The report was finally published in 2016 and came to be referred to as the “Briggs’ Report.” Part of those recommendations included proposals for a new online court to try and create a more affordable dispute resolution procedure.

Master Victoria McCloud, a British judge, became the youngest Master in the High Court of England and Wales when she was appointed in 2006 as a deputy and then as a full judge in 2010. She is also a chartered psychologist and legal author. Featured in the “First 100 Years” publication in 2019 celebrating 100 years of women in the Law, and was also named as “50 women of the year 2020” by The Sunday Times. The Master was recently appointed by Sir Geoffrey Vos (the New Master of the Rolls) to the Civil Justice Council (CJC) Working Group on Pre Action Protocols together with the Committee on Law and AI. A selection of her publications is available here.

Amir Ali served as Chairman of the Civil Court Users Association (CCUA) for 5 years from 2015 to 2020. He was recently appointed the inaugural President of The Professional Paralegal Register (The PPR). He is also the Vice President at Resolve Disputes Online.

To register for the meeting, please fill out the form here. This meeting is open to the public, but ICODR members will receive login details by email the day before the meeting even if they do not register.