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Pros and cons of common ADR processes

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • October 2 2012

We set out in this document a short discussion of the advantages and disadvantages of some of the most common dispute resolution processes under the

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

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

High Court comments on mediation in Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster) v Philip Lee (trading as "Cropton Brewery") 2011 EWHC 1879 (CH)

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

The High Court has held that Cropton Brewery infringed Samuel Smith's registered trade mark for a stylised white rose device and committed passing off by using one of its labels incorporating a white rose device for "Yorkshire Warrior" beer

Parties reach settlement in long-running Wembley litigation

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

This summer, the dispute between Brookfield Construction (formerly Multiplex Construction) and Mott MacDonald (2010 EWHC 659 (TCC)) finally settled

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

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

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

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

Civil Mediation Council (CMC) publishes interim report on survey

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

The Civil Mediation Council (CMC) was established in the UK in 2003 to be a neutral and independent body to represent and to promote civil and commercial mediation as alternatives to litigation