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Brexit already turning businesses away from resolving contract disputes in UK

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Brexit may result in a “substantial minority of businesses” changing from having their contractual disputes heard in the UK to being heard in EU courts, according to new research. Some 35% of businesses surveyed said they have already changed jurisdiction and choice of law clauses.

July 23rd, 2018

Organised schemes push mediation accelerator

Graham Massie

Organised schemes are driving the 20% rise in mediations undertaken in England and Wales over the past year, according to the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution. CEDR estimated that £11.5bn worth of commercial claims were mediated in the past year.

July 23rd, 2018

High Court dismisses fundamentally dishonest £850,000 personal injury claim

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The High Court has dismissed in its entirety a £850,000 personal injury claim on the grounds of fundamental dishonesty. The judge said the claimant not only exaggerated his symptoms while giving evidence, but “deliberately and consciously lied to me”.

July 19th, 2018

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A golden opportunity for the ATE market to innovate

Enrique Gomez Head of ATE DAS UK Group

With the key judgement in the BNM v MGN case not expected until the end of the year, and decisions in the fixed recoverable costs arena not due until 2019, the after-the-event (ATE) insurance sector – already burdened by ever-changing regulation – is playing something of a waiting game. But this could be a golden opportunity for the ATE sector – the chance to take advantage of what might otherwise be a relative lull in activity period to set in motion a time of self-analysis and transformation, to develop plans for what the future of ATE insurance will look like.

July 16th, 2018

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