Does international arbitration need Jackson-style regulation re volume of paper?

In advance on the ICC/YAF Seminar ‘paper, paper everywhere…..’ we would like to collate your views on this hot topic.

This is a much-heard complaint in international arbitration – submissions are too long, witness statements are too long and don’t focus on the crux of the case, disclosure is getting out of hand, parties focus on quantity not quality in order to ‘flood’ their opponent etc etc.

But is it true?

Is the volume of ‘paper’ (physical or electronic) any worse than in previous decades?

Is it an unavoidable facet of modern dispute resolution?  Is the volume  justifiable in the name of reaching the right outcome and, ultimately (and hopefully!) justice?

Does the volume of paper in arbitration need reigning-back with Jackson-style regulation?

Please vote in our poll and add your comments to the debate:

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