End date
27 September 2013
Wolfson College, Linton Rd, Oxford
Thursday, 26 September 2013 - 4:00pm to Friday, 27 September 2013 - 4:00pm


First Annual Oxford Consumer ADR Conference

Consumer ADR (CDR) has taken a central place on the European landscape, and is the subject of harmonising EU legislation in 2012. But how will/should things develop now?

  • How should Member States implement the ADR Directive and conform to the ODR Regulation?
  • Will the legislation be implemented on a “tick box” approach nationally, or on a wider basis?
  • Every Member State faces challenges in developing its CDR system: How should national systems be reformed?
  • What scope exists for trans-border provision of CDR/ODR services?
  • CDR holds out considerable advantages not only in effective and efficient dispute resolution, in both individual and mass/collective claims, but also in recycling the aggregated data for the benefit of traders and markets: How should this best be achieved, and what are the challenges?
  • What are the implications for realising economies on courts and regulatory enforcement?
  • What is the vision for CDR in Europe, and how should it be achieved?

This conference aims to bring together all the leading viewpoints on how CDR/ODR should be taken forward, the EU legislation implemented, and the benefits achieved and maximised. It is intended to follow a discussion group format, rather than a sequence of speeches.
Programme and registration