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.
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”.
A free independent ADR service to help larger SMEs that cannot use the Financial Ombudsman Service to resolve disputes with banks went live yesterday.
Six leading law firms have collaborated to publish a protocol for online case management in international arbitration to promote a globally consistent approach.
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.
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.
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.
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.