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Failing to Prepare is Preparing to Fail

Generally speaking parties to a negotiation set out their negotiating position in position papers beforehand, so that they know what they are negotiating. What happens then if one party is late or fails to produce a position paper? It is sometimes still possible to...

ProMediate taking mediation bookings for July and August

Please contact us if you wish to mediate any disputes in July or August or need any mediation advice before proceeding. We have a panel of CMC registered mediators who can assist in resolving most disputes. We are also looking for new and/or experienced mediators to...

Holiday sickness claims gone mad!

Holiday sickness claims are on the rise. The costs can include a GP expert and also a gastroenterologist expert, if the Court allows this, so the disbursements alone can exceed £1500 plus VAT. Such claims are, however, notoriously hard to prove. The Claimant needs to...

RBS case settles at the door of the Court

It took about a week for the shareholders to reach an agreement to settle their claim against RBS. The judge agreed to put the trial on hold so the parties could discuss resolving the case. It would appear that costs would have been saved if the case had been settled...

Litigation Risks / settlement at the court door.

Settlement at the door of the Court is always an expensive one. This case of RBS vs shareholders, adjourned until 7 June for negotiations, highlights the risks of leaving negotiations to the last minute. Separate groups of shareholders are understood to be unable to...

Peace – Made in Manchester

We have all been deeply affected by the tragic events that unfolded in Manchester this week, so close to home. What better time than today for the launch of a business dispute resolution service by the GMCC? We live in a time of unpredictable conflict and people yearn...

Take care when settling!

A Court of Appeal decision highlights the need for care when settling with one of a number of defendants The Court of Appeal has found that a claimant who settled a claim against one defendant by recording the terms in a consent order, which was satisfied, could not...