ADR


Jackson calls for international third-party funding rules

Sir Rupert Jackson has called for international rules on the use of third-party funding in international arbitration, part of what he termed a wider global lex mercatoria.

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Marks and Barrass lead new banking ADR service

A one-time partner at Linklaters and a former executive director of the Solicitors Regulation Authority have been appointed to lead the new Business Banking Resolution Service.

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Arbitration is “way forward” for construction disputes

Arbitration is the best available process for resolving disputes arising from international construction projects and should be augmented but not replaced by technology, research has found.

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Call to prioritise ADR in boundary disputes

Neighbours involved in boundary disputes should be steered towards alternative dispute resolution, and cases that reach court must be closely controlled, the Civil Justice Council has said.

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Solicitors “ignorant about prof neg adjudication”

There is still “quite a lot of ignorance” among solicitors about adjudication as a “swift and relatively inexpensive” way of settling professional negligence disputes, a barrister adjudicator has said.

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Court of Appeal highlights value of early neutral evaluation

Requiring parties to submit to early neutral evaluation against their will is “not an obstruction to or constraint on” their access to the court, the Court of Appeal has ruled.

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Court “does not need consent of all parties” to order ENE

A court has the power to order early neutral evaluation even though one party has not consented to it, the Court of Appeal has ruled.

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“No evidence” that compulsory mediation is better than voluntary

There is no evidence that making mediation compulsory rather than voluntary produces better results, a review by the Scottish government has found.

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