Time to take the ‘alternative’ out of ADR, says Master of the Rolls

The Master of the Rolls wants to “take the ‘alternative” out of ADR” and ensure it is integrated into every stage of the dispute resolution process, he said last week.

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Court rejects bid to remove top QC from high-profile arbitration

Football club Newcastle United has failed in its bid to remove a top QC from being an arbitrator in a dispute it is having with the Premier League. The court said there was “no real risk of bias”.

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ADR service for larger SMEs in dispute with banks goes live

A free independent ADR service to help larger SMEs that cannot use the Financial Ombudsman Service to resolve disputes with banks went live yesterday.

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Leading firms collaborate on online arbitration case management protocol

Six leading law firms have collaborated to publish a protocol for online case management in international arbitration to promote a globally consistent approach.

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Arbitrators made “simple” $54m mistake

A High Court judge has described how “a tribunal of leading arbitrators” made a “simple mistake” when assessing damages in a dispute, awarding one of the parties up to $54m more than they meant to.

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High Court rules out “retrospective” arbitration appeal

The High Court has ruled that it has no power to consider a “retrospective” application for permission to appeal against its judgment in an arbitration case which was itself an appeal.

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International community “will see Halliburton ruling as protecting Bar”

The Supreme Court’s decision not to remove a QC from an arbitration will reinforce the international perception that members of the English Bar are being protected, it has been claimed.

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Supreme Court refuses to remove oil spill barrister over potential bias

The Supreme Court has rejected a bid to remove a QC appointed to arbitrate a dispute arising from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill because he failed to disclose later appointments in other cases.

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30 March 2021

Judicial review reform: A risk to the courts’ post-Brexit standing

In addition to questions about the motivations for curbing legal challenges to political decisions, the proposed reforms to judicial review raise concerns about undermining the reputation of the English courts

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