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Pros and cons of common ADR processes
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • 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


Parties cannot avoid Commercial Agents Regulations by choice of non-EU law and arbitration
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • 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


Parties reach settlement in long-running Wembley litigation
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 22 2010

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


Unilateral jurisdiction clauses may not always be effective
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • 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


HMRC publishes litigation and settlement strategy and ADR draft guidance
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • 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HMRC is seeking comments on the draft guidance to staff for the implementation of the revised litigation strategy published in July 2011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
  • United Kingdom
  • 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


Scottish courts re-examine the scope of adjudicator's decision
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • January 31 2011

In the 2010 case of WH Malcolm v AMEC 2010 CSOH152, the Scottish Outer House Court of Session returned to an often-raised subject, namely the scope of an adjudicator's decision


UK adjudication: Court of Appeal denies adjudicator his fees in light of breach of natural justice
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • 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


Court rules that mediation and adjudication can run concurrently
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 25 2010

In Ericsson AB v EADS Defence & Security Systems Ltd 2009 EWHC 2598 (TCC) the court ruled that express wording was needed if parties wanted to make types of dispute resolution mutually exclusive


Lord Justice Jackson's review of civil litigation costs - views on ADR
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 25 2010

The final report in Lord Justice Jackson's year-long costs review was published on 14 January 2010