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