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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


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


Correcting an adjudicator's mathematical errors
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 25 2010

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


Clear wording is needed to constitute a submission to the jurisdiction of an adjudicator to resolve a dispute
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • 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


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


Recent litigation developments
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • 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


Civil Mediation Council (CMC) publishes interim report on survey
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • 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


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