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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

HMRC publishes litigation and settlement strategy and ADR draft guidance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HMRC is seeking comments on the draft guidance to staff for the implementation of the revised litigation strategy published in July 2011

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

European Parliament publishes draft report on collective redress

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • European Union
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  • September 6 2011

In July 2011, the European Parliament published a draft report on the Commission's consultation earlier this year entitled "Towards a coherent European approach on collective redress", which contains a section on ADR in the context of collective redress

Bangkok to host first asia pacific mediation leadership summit

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • Thailand
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  • September 6 2011

On 2 - 4 December 2011, various organisations, including the Asia Pacific Mediation Forum, will host the first Asia Pacific Mediation Leadership Summit in Bangkok

Adjudicator answers correct question, so decision enforced in Urang Commercial Ltd v Century Investments Ltd and Eclipse Hotels (Luton) Ltd 2011 EWHC 1561 TCC

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

Edwards-Stuart J in the Technology and Construction Court considered applications for summary judgment in two separate adjudication enforcement actions, brought by a contractor against an employer

Responses to government's consultation on Solving Disputes in the County Courts

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

The new Dispute Resolution Commitment is the latest in a series of government moves to encourage the use of ADR mechanisms, including negotiation, mediation and neutral evaluation

Government launches Dispute Resolution Commitment

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

The government has launched a new Dispute Resolution Commitment, which renews and strengthens the ADR Pledge made in 2001

New Australian Civil Dispute Resolution Act comes into force

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • Australia
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  • September 6 2011

The new Australian Civil Dispute Resolution Act 2011, which applies to all federal civil law matters and came into force on 1 August 2011, encourages parties to take ‘genuine steps’ to resolve their disputes before commencing certain proceedings in the Federal Court of Australia or in the Federal Magistrates Court

European Parliament publishes draft report on ADR

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • European Union
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  • September 6 2011

In June 2011, the European Parliament published a draft report on ADR in civil, commercial and family matters