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Excessive legal costs in family cases

The decision in Daga v Bangur [2018] EWFC 91 has a salutary tale to tell in relation to costs. The judge said that: “But this tragic and destructive case should stand as a cautionary tale to those who would embark on expensive litigation which they can ill afford in...

Should Ombudsman system be reformed?

The ‘broken’ ombudsman system should be referred to the Law Commission, according to MoneySavingExpert.com. The recommendation comes from the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Consumer Protection’s Inquiry into ombudsmen in the UK. MoneySavingExpert...

Deadlock

How to break a Brexit deadlock: ‘keep going, be flexible … and listen’ Whether it be a hijack, kidnap or siege situation, negotiation is an art. Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn take note Frances PerraudinSat 19 Jan 2019 07.00 GMT Whether it be a...

Litigation Privilege

The recent Court of Appeal decision in WH Holding Ltd v E20 Stadium LLP [2018] EWCA Civ 2652 (outlined here) found that litigation privilege applies only to documents created for the dominant purpose of obtaining advice or information/evidence in relation to...

Dr Richard Marks joins ProMediate

We are pleased to announce that Dr Richard Marks has joined the panel at Pro Mediate. Richard is a both a doctor and a trained mediator. He is committed to improving the NHS and patient care, and has a long career in management, training and dispute resolution. He is...