The GPC Series is a unique event that is designed to enable all users’ voices to be heard, and for the supply side of the dispute resolution market to ensure that the needs and wishes of disputants will be taken into account.
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Continuing Professional Development/ Continuing Legal Education
7 CPD points are accredited by the Law Society of Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Mediation Accreditation Association and the Financial Dispute Resolution Centre.*
Participants should update their own Mandatory CPD/CLE training records with the points obtained. A CPD/CLE Certificate of Attendance is available to conference delegates upon request - please ask at the conference registration desk to obtain the certificate.
*The number of CPD/CLE points available may vary depending on the rules applied by the members' law society /bar association on time recording criteria.
BENEFITS FOR USERS:
Corporate Counsel attending this event will be able to provide vital information about what their employers need or expect when resolving disputes. The London pilot event suggested that users often have needs that may not be taken into consideration or properly understood, such as the importance of speed and cost over quality of outcome or the impact of the process on future business or personal relationships. Board directors, chief executives and entrepreneurs will also have a rare opportunity to meet with judges, lawyers, policy makers, academics and other advisors, service providers and miscellaneous stakeholders to explain their priorities and how dispute resolution processes can impact their businesses and lives. This may involve looking at dispute resolution not only as a legal strategic matter, but also as part of an enterprise’s corporate culture, risk management process, corporate social responsibility program, or as a matter of good governance. Users will be able to hear from other users and other stakeholders about new ways of preventing and resolving disputes, and the future ways of having faster, cheaper and/or better outcomes when faced with future disputes.
BENEFITS FOR ADVISORS:
Lawyers in private practice, consultants, experts and forensic accountants will be able to provide new insights into trends and developments in preventing and resolving conflicts. They will also be able to share and compare views with other stakeholders, thus playing a key role in ensuring future access to affordable and appropriate justice for their clients. Advisors will not only have an opportunity to display their knowledge in a broad range of dispute resolution, but take part in an innovative global experiment that is likely to generate actionable data that can serve to assist future generations of users, advisors and other stakeholders.
BENEFITS FOR PROVIDERS:
As traditional forms of dispute resolution become increasingly burdensome, expensive or lengthy in certain countries, providers will be able to discuss new ideas about how to reduce litigation dockets and delays in the courts, and provide new and improved ways of offering more choices to users and advisors that may be better-suited to their needs. They will also help providers to better understand any differences that may exist between the perceptions of users and advisors, and what criteria may be important to users that may currently may not be taken into account (e.g., how to preserve relationships and generate new products or offerings that may be better suited to different needs of disputants, including the ability to offer new consensual as well as adjudicative processes, or combinations of the two. The event should allow judges, arbitrators, conciliators and mediators to discuss how to work together to improve access to justice in the 21st century, with direct input from users, advisors, academics and other stakeholder, to identify possible best practices for the future. Service providers and institutions will be able to compare what differences may exist in perceptions of where their market is headed, whether international and domestic needs are being met, new opportunities for growth and expansion (or cost savings) and how to possibly combine adjudicative and non-adjudicative processes offering more than one process or neutral at a time, and providing more choices to their customers.
BENEFITS FOR MISCELLANEOUS STAKEHOLDERS:
Attending the GPC Series should benefit all other stakeholders involved in dispute resolution, such as academics, policy makers, legislators and government officials. These stakeholders will gain access to new data and insights about different stakeholders’ needs, perceptions and trends that are likely to affect the future of dispute resolution processes that can give rise to concrete actions that will improve access to justice in those countries where they are felt to be most needed, or for dealing with complex cross-border situations (e.g., parties located in different jurisdictions, or complex legal or investor-state disputes).
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