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Outsourcing justice and the emergence of consumer ombudsman regulatory framework in the United Kingdom

Omoola Olalekan, Sodiq and Mohamed, Nurah Sabahiah (2017) Outsourcing justice and the emergence of consumer ombudsman regulatory framework in the United Kingdom. In: International Conference on Dispute Resolution 2017 - Modern Trends in Effective Dispute Resolution, 9th-10th August 2017, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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Abstract

This study aims to examine the phenomenon of outsourcing access to justice in the consumer goods and service industry. It is argued that one of the primary functions of any government is the provision of access to and delivery of justice. However, in the consumer goods sector, regulatory reforms have enabled the government to outsource this function to private ADR service providers or consumer ombudsman. The paper adopts doctrinal methodology through the analysis of consumer ombudsman regulations and annual reports of private ADR entities in the United Kingdom. The study finds that outsourcing justice to consumer ADR entities through appropriate legal framework is capable industry. It is argued that one of the primary functions of any government is the provision of access to and delivery of justice. However, in the consumer goods sector, regulatory reforms have enabled the government to outsource this function to private ADR service providers or consumer ombudsman. The paper adopts doctrinal methodology through the analysis of consumer ombudsman regulations and annual reports of private ADR entities in the United Kingdom. The study finds that outsourcing justice to consumer ADR entities through appropriate Keyword: consumer, outsourcing, ombudsman ADR, United Kingdom

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Plenary Papers)
Additional Information: 3769/62278
Uncontrolled Keywords: consumer, outsourcing, ombudsman ADR, United Kingdom
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws > Department of Legal Practice
Depositing User: Dr. Nurah Sabahiah Mohamed
Date Deposited: 26 Mar 2018 12:09
Last Modified: 26 Jun 2018 08:52
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/62278

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