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Part 36 trumps fixed costs

In the case of Broadhurst & Anor v Tan & Anor [2016] EWCA Civ 94 the Court has held that “If a defendant refuses a claimant’s offer to settle and the court subsequently awards the claimant damages which are greater than or equal to the sum they were prepared...

Complementary- Ombudsman services and mediation services

  ProMediate offers a conciliation and mediation service to businesses in dispute with consumers. Ombudsmen generally make binding decisions, similar to the Court system. It is understandable that these redress models are not appropriate for all disputes, particularly...

barristers in the complaints dock

It has been reported that male and ethnic minority barristers are more likely to face complaints and complaints are less likely to be made against white barristers than those from ethnic minority backgrounds. Research from the Bar Standards Board analysing complaints...

Don’t Hesitate – ProMediate!

ProMediate is a mediation ADR provider and we offer the following services: business to business dispute resolution, soon to be encouraged by the Small Business Commisioner mediation online, by telephone or in person before and after proceedings issued business to...

ADR take-off!

Last week saw Virgin Galactic unveil their new spaceship VSS Unity Spaceship II. ProMediate also announced its link up with the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce, for whom we are operating a dispute management service. Each week we highlight a business sector...