The future of Arbitration

  • Derek Roebuck
Keywords: Arbitration, Mediation, Legal history, administration of justice, 16th century


Considering that the proper purpose of private alternative scheme of mediation and arbitration is to satisfy the needs of the parties, Derek Roebuck (Senior Associate Research Fellow, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies) outlines the aims and practice of mediation and arbitration in the reign of Elizabeth I (1558-1603) suggesting possible lessons from the 16th Century for a contemporary scheme.

The author has developed this brief paper from a contribution to the debate at the London School of Economics on 13 February 2014 at the launch of Jan Paulsson’s The Idea of Arbitration (Oxford University Press, 2013).


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Derek Roebuck