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Reflections on the first year of Acas early conciliation
  • Addleshaw Goddard LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 30 2015

In May 2014 the mandatory Acas Early Conciliation service was introduced for all potential claimants in an attempt to encourage settlement outside of

Update on payment
  • Fenwick Elliott Solicitors
  • United Kingdom
  • July 30 2015

Since we last looked at payment at the end of 2014 there have been three important decisions which have cast further light on the approach to payment

Just when you thought it was safe to rely on an adjudication award...
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 29 2015

A contractor claims £822,482 damages, plus interest, for breach of contract and in tort, from a company that carried out an asbestos survey. An

What’s in a name? A salutary tale of financial instruments, fraud and jurisdictional wrangling
  • Andrews Kurth LLP
  • China, United Kingdom
  • July 28 2015

Exclusive jurisdiction clauses or arbitration agreements are meant to ensure that disputes are heard in a single forum that is acceptable to both

‘Binding’ or ‘finally binding’? a reminder of the potential risks in drafting adjudication clauses
  • Charles Russell Speechlys LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 27 2015

One of the key features of the adjudication regime contained in the Construction Act is that the decision of the adjudicator is temporarily binding

Legal Ombudsman publishes issue 11 of newsletter
  • Eversheds LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • July 23 2015

The Legal Ombudsman has published issue 11 of its newsletter, LeO News. This edition includes information on the Ombudsman's recent application to be

Taking part in arbitration: Frontier Agriculture v Bratt Brothers (a firm)
  • Holman Fenwick Willan LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 23 2015

This was an appeal by a farmer (Bratt Brothers) to the Court of Appeal against an order by the Commercial Court that an arbitration award be enforced

ADR Directive: the key changes to the DISP rules
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • July 22 2015

The Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) has amended the Dispute Resolution: Complaints sourcebook (DISP) in the FCA Handbook. FOS has made these

Resolving disputes with HMRC
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 20 2015

This is the eighth in our series of ADR practical guides, designed to provide clients with essential practical guidance on various processes falling

Expofrut v Melville Services
  • Clyde & Co LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 20 2015

Section 12 of the Arbitration Act 1996 provides (in relevant part) that " Where an arbitration agreement to refer future disputes to arbitration