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Vote for me as Law Society Council Civil Litigation Member

I am standing for the role of Law Society Council Member for Civil Litigation. This will enable me if elected to advance the cause of mediation and promoting it as part of the litigation process! When the papers are sent out after 24 May please take time to VOTE FOR...

ODR Conference June 2018 Liverpool

Online Dispute Resolution Justice Re-Imagined 27th-28th June 2018 LIVERPOOL, UK https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/online-dispute-resolution-justice-re-imagined-tickets-43712380908?aff=9783p3Cp&afu=254813677667 * The conference will also hear form experts on  the...

They should’ve mediated! Joy turns to Sorrow in litigation debacle

There’s nothing in this world can make me joy. William Shakespeare How sharper than a serpent’s tooth it is To have a thankless child! (Lear, Act 1 Scene 4) Thou shouldst not have been old till thou hadst been wise. (Fool, Act, 1 Scene 5) Fresh from the...

Herbert Smith Freehills guide to Dispute Resolution Clauses

Herbert Smith Freehills have published a useful guide to dispute resolution clauses: Dispute resolution clauses: Putting yourself in the best position by Litigation team All too often, dispute resolution clauses may be treated as part of the boilerplate: the usual...

Follow the protocol!

In Williams v The Secretary of State for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy [2018] EWCA Civ 852 the Court of Appeal considered the issue of the personal injury protocol and fixed costs.  It was held that CPR 44 has sufficient width to enable a court to order...