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Tall hedge problem? Mediate first

Do you have a problem with a tall hedge or trees on your neighbours’ land? Is it blocking out your light and drying up your garden?  You can apply for a remedial order from the Council following the procedure set out:...

Avoid delay! Mediate today

The latest round of statistics show that litigants are having to wait longer to get to a final hearing. From July to September this year, the Ministry of Justice reported that 560,000 claims were issued in the county court – the second highest quarterly figure since...

Lessons in how not to negotiate – Brexit

Once again the UK government has demonstrated how not to negotiate. First lesson from 4 December is that before a negotiation meeting, it is always important to know your own position and have authority to settle. Otherwise you could end up being the laughing stock...