Professor Dr Pablo Cortés (LLB, LLM, PhD)
Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Section - Specialist Contributor and Editor
Pablo has a chair in Civil Justice at Leicester Law School where he teaches and conducts research in the field of Dispute Resolution. Pablo is also Visiting Professor at Tashkent State University of Law. He also acts as an adjudicator/arbitrator for CEDR in a variety of civil disputes, including aviation, water, telecommunications and landlord-and-tenant. Pablo has been invited to speak at international conferences in over 20 different countries and to participate in expert meetings, including by the UN Commission for International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), the European Commission and the European Parliament (Internal Market and Legal Affairs Committees). He is a fellow of the National Centre for Technology and Dispute Resolutions (University of Massachusetts –Amherst), a member of the board of directors of the International Council for Online Dispute Resolution (ICODR) and of the ODR Advisory Group of the Civil Justice Council, which first proposed the launch of the Online Court in England and Wales. He has been employed as a consultant for a number of organizations, including to assist the European Commission during the drafting of the legislative proposals for the ADR Directive and the ODR Regulation.
Publications: He has written three books: The Law of Consumer Redress in an Evolving Digital Market (Cambridge University Press, 2017), The New Regulatory Framework for Consumer Dispute Resolution (Oxford University Press, 2016), and Online Dispute Resolution for Consumers in the European Union (Routledge, 2011). He has also published over 50 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters.