ADR


Guidelines aim to resolve Covid-19 disputes without rancour

High-level efforts to help parties resolve contractual disputes arising from the Covid-19 pandemic efficiently and without rancour have moved on to practical guidelines to achieve this.

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$128m award annulled over link between tribunal member and expert

The undisclosed relationship between an arbitral tribunal member and one of the claimants’ experts has led to a €128m award being annulled as it could have had a “material effect” on the decision.

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“Lawyers don’t want to change” – PI arbitration service set to shut

The QC behind a pioneering personal injury and medical negligence arbitration service has warned that it could close before Christmas if there are no new cases.

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Inability to find a QC “not good reason” for arbitration no-show

There was no reason “at all” why a defendant in a €20m arbitration had to use the Bar and being unable to find counsel at short notice was not a good reason not to participate in the hearing.

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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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