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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ABI/ACSO deal aims to keep medicals and rehab going

Insurers, law firms and suppliers have agreed a ‘statement of intent’ to keep non-MedCo medical examinations and rehabilitation going remotely during the Covid-19 crisis.

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Top judges urge “breathing space” over contract breaches

A group including leading judges has suggested introducing a “breathing space” so that contractual breaches arising from the coronavirus crisis are conciliated to avoid the courts being overwhelmed.

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Ex-Law Society chief to head arbitration body

One-time Law Society chief executive Catherine Dixon has been named the new director general of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

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10 June 2021

The growing risk of ESG litigation

The rapid rise of environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues, and the intense focus of legislators, regulators and investors on sustainability, has led many businesses to look closely at their ESG credentials.

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