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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High Court judges order indemnity costs over ADR failures

The courts are getting harder on parties who fail to follow directions to try alternative dispute resolution, with judges imposing indemnity costs in two cases in recent weeks.

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Leading set launches remote costs ADR service

Leading costs set 4 New Square has launched a virtual costs ADR service, providing neutral evaluations, binding expert determinations and/or assessments on a fixed-fee basis.

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JUSTICE outlines new approach to resolving housing disputes

A new comprehensive housing disputes service to break with the past and streamline access to dispute resolution, with a heavy reliance on ADR, has been proposed by campaign group JUSTICE.

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Master sets out guidance on early neutral evaluation in QBD

Master Victoria McCloud has issued guidance on how Queen’s Bench masters should handle early neutral evaluation, as there is no equivalent to the section on it in the Chancery Guide.

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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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19 January 2021
Christian Smith

Pay as you go? Not quite

The Court of Appeal recently reaffirmed the statement of the general rule in the White Book that the costs of an application for an interim injunction will, absent any special factors, be reserved.

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