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Court fees are going up. – Mediate?

It has been announced that the government going to increase court fees: The Ministry of Justice has said that it will proceed with 129 fee increases in line with inflation. This comes at a time when there is a backlog caused by Covid 19 and there has been an increase...

Mediating with Government Departments

The case of Geronimo the alpaca and the dispute between Helen MacDonald and Defra highlights the important role mediation can play in resolving disputes between citizens and government departments. The owner of a condemned alpaca said a protected legal fight over the...

Last Month of ADR Roadshow free trial of ADR funded by the EU

We have been running a free trial of our ADR service for consumers over the last 18 months, courtesy of the EU which has always been at the forefront of ADR and consumer rights. www.promediate.co.uk/ADR-Roadshow/ The 5 star review we received today gives us confidence...

Launching – Dispute Solution

IMG_0951 We are launching a new free mediation set up service – Dispute Solution.   Primarily aimed at litigation solicitors, with clients who want to resolve disputes early. In our experience legal costs can be a major impediment to resolving a dispute and...

Settlement Agreements Trump Part 36 offers

A judgment in a costs case, Falcon Trident Shipping Ltd v Levant Shipping Ltd [2021] EWHC 2204 (Comm) found that a settlement agreement finalised after acceptance of a Part 36 offer took precedence over the provisions of Part 36. This is perhaps not surprising but...

Neighbour Disputes-Better to Mediate

A recent survey found that in 2020, there were 299,077 noise and statutory nuisance complaints filed across the country, a 28 per cent increase on the yearly average. The North West had the biggest increase, rising from 23,338 complaints in 2019 to 32,792 in 2020 – a...