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Costs in personal injury claims

In a controversial decision at High Court level, the judge decided that in any case, whether personal injury or not (so could be a debt or commercial litigation claim) if a counterclaim is one for personal injury, qualified costs shifting applies and therefore unless...

Civil Justice Council – Alternatives

The Civil Justice Council has published its long awaited report on mediation.   It stops short of recommending compulsory mediation but does make some sensible recommendations designed to increase mediation. This reflects what we are seeing in practice – practitioners...

NHSResolution – Mediation

NHS Resolution has published research on the factors which lead patients to consider a claim for compensation when something goes wrong in their healthcare. Undertaken in partnership with The Behavioural Insights Team (BIT), the research considered the experience...

Should’ve Mediated!

Recent cases which illustrate how massive legal costs can build up and leave one losing party significantly out of pocket: 1. Clive Shaw Has been told he will have to leave his home and will not be allowed to inherit his family’s farm in Lincolnshire because he...

Court Statistics

Civil Justice Statistics Quarterly, England and Wales, July to September 2018 (provisional) Generally, County Court claims have been increasing, with money claims rising by 21% in 2016/17 and a further 12% in 2017/18. This has led to an increase in the number of cases...

Top Tips for Mediation

If a dispute has come as far as mediation then it is in everyone’s interests to make that mediation work.  Court cases are costly and time-consuming, as well as emotionally draining for everyone involved.  There can only be one winner – and one loser.  Whilst you...

Website Hacked!

ProMediate became the unlikely victim of hacking this week, but we have lost no data. In a modern curse, our website was infected with some kind of virus. You can rest assured that it is now safe to use.

Peter Causton Highly Commended – Mediation Awards 2018

  I am proud to announce that I received the Highly Commended award at the National Mediation Awards 2018 on 9 October 2018. Mediator of the Year Award Civil and Commercial. The award for Mediator of the Year was deservedly won by David Richbell despite him having...