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Automatic referral to mediation introduced in UK County Court Money Claims Centre from 1 October 2012

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • October 4 2012

The 59th Update to the Civil Procedure Rules came into force on 1 October 2012

Unilateral jurisdiction clauses may not always be effective

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • November 13 2012

It is not uncommon, particularly in a finance context, for an agreement to give a wider choice to some parties than others to decide where disputes will be resolved

Parties cannot avoid Commercial Agents Regulations by choice of non-EU law and arbitration

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • January 29 2010

In Accentuate v Asigra 2009 EWHC 2655 (QB) the English High Court held it had jurisdiction to hear a claim for compensation under the Commercial Agents (Council Directive) Regulations 1993, even though the relevant agreement was subject to a choice of Canadian law and arbitration and the Canadian arbitral tribunal had already ruled against the claim

Compulsory mediation launched in Italy's civil courts

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • Italy
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  • June 21 2010

The long-awaited legislative decree addressing "mediation aimed at conciliation of civil and commercial disputes" came into effect on 20 March

Approaches to ADR in arbitration and litigation proceedings

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • Africa
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  • September 22 2012

We asked local counsel in 21 African jurisdictions whether parties to litigation or arbitration were required to consider or submit to alternative dispute resolution procedures before or during proceedings

New code of conduct for litigation funders

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • November 25 2011

A new code of conduct for litigation funders (who fund litigation or arbitration in return for a share of the proceeds) was launched on Wednesday, 23 November

Changes to the Industrial Relations Act in Singapore allow employees to pursue mediation

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • Singapore
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  • June 8 2011

On 1 February 2011 amendments to the Industrial Relations Act were brought into force in Singapore

Alternative dispute resolution e-bulletin

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • January 17 2012

Welcome to our first ADR e-bulletin of 2012

Master of the Rolls announces publication of mediation handbook

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • June 21 2010

At the fourth national conference of the Civil Mediation Council on 11 May 2010, Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury, Master of the Rolls, endorsed the views expressed by Lord Justice Jackson in his final report on civil litigation costs where he called for "a serious campaign (a) to ensure that all litigation lawyers and judges are properly informed about the benefits which ADR can bring and (b) to alert the public and small businesses to the benefits of ADR."

The introduction of a new Mediation Act in the Czech Republic

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • Czech Republic
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  • September 27 2012

On 1 September 2012 the new Mediation Act (Act No. 2022012 Coll (the Act) became effective. Mediation is not widely used in the Czech Republic and the Act aims to establish a clear legal framework to significantly increase the number of cases settled through mediation