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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

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

Civil Mediation Council guidance on mediators' obligations under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • September 22 2010

Section 328 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (PoCA) provides that it is an offence for a person to be involved in an arrangement that he knows or suspects will facilitate the acquisition, retention, use or control of criminal property by or on behalf of another person

Clear wording is needed to constitute a submission to the jurisdiction of an adjudicator to resolve a dispute

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

In Clarke v JMD 2012 EWHC 2627 (TCC) the court found that the parties had not entered into an ad hoc adjudication, contrary to the adjudicator’s finding

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

HMRC publishes litigation and settlement strategy and ADR draft guidance

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • September 6 2011

HMRC is seeking comments on the draft guidance to staff for the implementation of the revised litigation strategy published in July 2011

Recent litigation developments

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • May 1 2012

On 24 April the government published its anticipated consultation on competition law private actions, including radical proposals for a new "opt-out" collective action for competition claims on behalf of both consumers and businesses in the Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT

UK adjudication: Court of Appeal denies adjudicator his fees in light of breach of natural justice

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • October 25 2012

The Court of Appeal in PC Harrington Contractors Ltd v. Systech International Ltd 2012 EWCA Civ 1371 has held that where an adjudicator produces a decision that is unenforceable due to a breach of the rules of natural justice, then his fees should not be paid

Lord Justice Jackson's costs review views on ADR

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • November 4 2009

In January 2009 Lord Justice Jackson was appointed to lead a fundamental review of the rules and principles governing the costs of civil litigation and to make recommendations in order to promote access to justice at proportionate cost

Correcting an adjudicator's mathematical errors

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • February 25 2010

Adjudication is often described as a "rough and ready" form of justice, where mistakes in decisions inevitably occur