ADR


Fixed-price ADR services launched for Covid 19 disputes

Two alternative dispute resolution bodies have joined forces to launch a service to handle commercial disputes caused by Covid 19, as has a leading City law firm.

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Arbitration service backed by blockchain goes live

A new arbitration service, which uses blockchain technology to improve case management, has been launched by the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

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Two-thirds of SMEs “willing to take banks to court”

Two-thirds of SMEs would be willing to challenge their bank in the courts if they fail to deal with complaints properly, a survey of businesses during the coronavirus crisis has found.

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NHS Resolution expands mediation panel

NHS Resolution has added one provider to its mediation panel following what it said was a “highly competitive retender” process that saw the existing three reappointed.

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Top judges call for ADR “acceleration” in face of Covid-19

A group of senior former judges and legal academics has called for an acceleration in the take-up of ADR in the face of commercial contract disputes arising from Covid-19.

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Complaint to SRA forces arbitrator to resign

The claimant in an arbitration forced out the solicitor arbitrator who it argued had provided a misleading CV by complaining to the Solicitors Regulation Authority, the High Court has heard.

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CJEU: LEI policyholders can choose lawyer for mediation

The right under EU law for people with legal expenses insurance to choose their own lawyer in legal proceedings extends to mediation, the Court of Justice of the European Union has ruled.

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Successful defendant penalised in costs for ADR failure

The High Court has penalised a successful party for refusing to engage in alternative dispute resolution, saying it had brought the litigation on itself as a result.

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