The Court of Appeal has criticised the failure of parties to heed its “strong” encouragement to resolve their dispute by mediation. It also told judges to ignore the agreed list of issues if it was unhelpful.
Alternative dispute resolution is the future for minor personal injury claims where settlement cannot be reached directly with the insurer, a leading firm has claimed.
London’s dominance as the most popular venue for international arbitration is under serious threat from Singapore and Hong Kong, major new research has found.
The mediation marketplace is still dominated by a “select” group of around 200 people, according to new research indicating also that most mediations will stay online post-pandemic.
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.