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CIArb launches specialist property disputes service in the UK

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
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  • May 22 2013

The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) has launched its Property Disputes Appointments Service (PDS) in the UK. This service builds upon its

Improving consumer protection on a European level

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • -
  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • May 15 2013

Consumer rights have received further support with the announcement that the UK will adopt the proposed Directive on Alternative Dispute Resolution

Adjudicator has jurisdiction despite concurrent referrals and late service of referral notice

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • April 22 2013

The UK High Court has ruled that an adjudicator had jurisdiction to make two decisions despite the fact that the responding party (Newlon) did not

English Court of Appeal suggests a rethink of the prohibition on court-ordered compulsory mediation

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • March 28 2013

In a withering attack on what he terms "the emasculation of Legal Aid" and the inevitable increase in unrepresented litigants in the English courts

English Court of Appeal reviews test for unreasonable refusal to mediate and provides guidance on approach to negotiation

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
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  • February 13 2013

In a judgment handed down in October 2012 but only recently made available, the English Court of Appeal has set out guidance on the factors to be

ADR central to UK Government’s far-reaching reform of competition law class actions

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • January 30 2013

The Government yesterday published its plans for reforming the UK regime for competition law private actions, following a detailed consultation

UK High Court reviews temporary binding effect of adjudicator’s decision

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • November 22 2012

A fundamental characteristic of adjudication as a form of ADR is that it is binding only until the dispute is finally decided through litigation or arbitration

A practical guide to mediation

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • November 19 2012

Mediation is a form of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR

UK: further case on enforcement and severability of adjudicator’s decision

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • November 16 2012

In its third judgment on severability in 2012 (see earlier cases Working Environments Ltd v Greencoat Construction 2012 EWHC 1039 and Beck v UK Flooring 2012 EWHC 1808 (TCC)) the English High Court has ruled that an adjudicator’s decision can be enforced in part only, severing the part reached without jurisdiction

ICC to revise ADR, Expert Determination and Dispute Board Rules

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • November 8 2012

Earlier this year, the ICC Commission on Arbitration set up a Consultative Task Force comprising experts in the field of international ADR to review and revise their ADR Rules, Rules for Expertise and Dispute Board Rules