Nominet rules prevent findings of abusive domain name registrations being re-heard in court, High Court rules – OUT-LAW.com

Posted March 21st, 2012 in dispute resolution, domain names, internet, news by sally

“Those registering ‘.uk’ domain names are not entitled to a fresh hearing in court to assess whether they have abusively registered those domains if the issue has already been determined through an industry dispute resolution service, the High Court has ruled.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 21st March 2012

Source: www.out-law.com

‘Carpets not legal action’ to solve neighbour dispute – BBC News

Posted March 19th, 2012 in appeals, costs, dispute resolution, news, noise, nuisance by sally

“A £140,000 court case could have been avoided with ‘a moderate degree of carpeting’, a senior judge has said.”

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BBC News, 16th March 2012

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

A working life: the divorce mediator – The Guardian

Posted March 12th, 2012 in costs, dispute resolution, divorce, news by sally

“With meditation now compulsory for couples who want a divorce, Neal Robinson’s practice has an ever-increasing workload.”

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The Guardian, 9th March 2012

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

The Role of Alternative Dispute Resolution In Furthering The Aims of The Civil Litigation Costs Review – Speech by Lord Justice Jackson

Posted March 8th, 2012 in arbitration, costs, dispute resolution, speeches by sally

The Role of Alternative Dispute Resolution In Furthering The Aims of The Civil Litigation Costs Review (PDF)

Speech by Lord Justice Jackson

RICS Expert Witness Conference, 8th March 2012

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

ISPs could act as ‘liaison’ in online defamation disputes, Government announces – OUT-LAW.com

Posted March 7th, 2012 in defamation, dispute resolution, internet, news by sally

“Internet service providers (ISPs) and other “online intermediaries” could be forced to act as go-betweens in defamation disputes on the internet in a bid to resolve cases before they reach court, the Government has said.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 6th March 2012

Source: www.out-law.com

Family arbitration – a soft launch or a hard landing? Some provisional thoughts – Family Law Week

Posted February 27th, 2012 in arbitration, dispute resolution, families, news by tracey

“Family arbitration – a soft launch or a hard landing? Some provisional thoughts.”

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Family Law week, 26th February 2012

Source: www.familylawweek.co.uk

Branson wins right to own porn web address featuring his name – OUT-LAW.com

Posted February 22nd, 2012 in dispute resolution, domain names, internet, news, pornography, trade marks by sally

“An Australian man has been ordered to transfer his ownership of the richardbranson.xxx domain name to UK entrepreneur Richard Branson.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 22nd February 2012

Source: www.out-law.com

Back to Basics: A Practical Guide to Adjudication and Enforcement – Hardwicke Chambers

Posted February 15th, 2012 in construction industry, contracts, dispute resolution, news by sally

“If you are a party to a construction contract and are trying to find a fast and efficient way to resolve a dispute arising out of the contract, you may be able to take advantage of the adjudication procedure set out in the Housing, Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 and the Statutory Scheme for Construction Contracts Regulations 1998. Catherine Piercy has written an article to assist in determining whether your contract falls within the statutory scheme. Once you have decided that you have a construction contract which falls within the HGCRA and is subject to the Statutory Scheme, this article provides a step by step guide to the adjudication and the adjudication process.”

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Hardwicke Chambers, 10th February 2012

Source: www.hardwicke.co.uk

It’s LDEDCA, Not HGCRA, Obviously! – Hardwicke Chambers

Posted February 15th, 2012 in construction industry, contracts, dispute resolution, news by sally

“Adjudication is an increasingly used form of dispute resolution within the construction industry. It involves an independent, third party, considering the factual and legal arguments put forward by each party to a construction contract in order to resolve a dispute that has arisen under the contract.”

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Hardwicke Chambers, 10th February 2012

Source: www.hardwicke.co.uk

High Street Gloom, Adjudication Boom – Hardwicke Chambers

Posted February 15th, 2012 in abuse of process, dispute resolution, jurisdiction, news by sally

“Forum shopping is an ill against which the courts are always vigilant to guard. Adjudication is a process that, naturally, is vulnerable to forum shopping because the parties have control over the selection of the tribunal that is to decide the dispute, which is unlike anything that would occur in the ordinary run of litigation.”

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Hardwicke Chambers, 10th February 2012

Source: www.hardwicke.co.uk

Norgrove – The Response Considered – Family Law Week

Posted February 13th, 2012 in children, dispute resolution, divorce, grandparents, news by sally

“Sally Gore, barrister, of 14 Gray’s Inn Square analyses the Government’s response to the Family Justice Review in the context of current family law practice.”

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Family Law Week, 13th February 2012

Source: www.familylawweek.com

Clarke: mediation the future for separating families – Ministry of Justice

Posted January 24th, 2012 in arbitration, dispute resolution, divorce, families, news by sally

“Justice Secretary Ken Clarke has today (23 January) urged separating couples to consider mediation when they separate or divorce, instead of turning to the courts.”

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Ministry of Justice, 23rd January 2012

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

HMRC extends alternative dispute resolution trial for smaller businesses – OUT-LAW.com

Posted January 11th, 2012 in dispute resolution, HM Revenue & Customs, news, pilot schemes, taxation, tribunals by sally

“An alternative dispute resolution (ADR) pilot which allows smaller businesses to resolve tax disputes without having to resort to a tribunal is to be extended, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has announced.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 11th January 2012

Source: www.out-law.com

The “Other” Adjudication: why property lawyers need to know about construction adjudication – Hardwicke Chambers

Posted December 5th, 2011 in construction industry, dispute resolution, news by sally

“In a property context, when we talk about adjudication, we normally mean the Land Registry adjudication procedure for resolving disputes about registered land.”

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Hardwicke Chambers, 30th November 2011

Source: www.hardwicke.co.uk

Bar Council Chairman-Elect Calls for Further Modernisation of Civil Litigation – The Bar Council

Posted November 1st, 2011 in barristers, dispute resolution, news by sally

“Michael Todd QC, the Chairman-Elect of the Bar Council, which represents barristers in England and Wales, has called for further modernisation of civil litigation. Speaking at the International Bar Association’s Annual Conference in Dubai, on ‘advocacy in commercial litigation’, he said the time has come to find ways for the more efficient delivery of dispute resolution services.”

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The Bar Council, 1st November 2011

Source: www.barcouncil.org.uk

Unlocking Disputes: Groundbreaking New Industry-Led Campaign Promotes London as the Global Dispute Resolution Centre – The Bar Council

Posted October 28th, 2011 in courts, dispute resolution, press releases by tracey

“Unlocking Disputes, the groundbreaking new industry-led campaign to promote London as the global dispute resolution centre, will be unveiled this evening at Rolls Building, London’s brand new court complex specialising in financial, business and property litigation.”

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The Bar Council, 27th October 2011

Source: www.barcouncil.org.uk

Advertising watchdog may dismiss competitor complaints without investigation – OUT-LAW.com

Posted October 17th, 2011 in advertising, complaints, dispute resolution, news by sally

“The UK’s advertising watchdog may not investigate complaints businesses make about rivals’ adverts if the complaining firms have not tried to resolve the disputes with their competitors first.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 17th October 2011

Source: www.out-law.com

MoJ pushes for increased take-up of mediation with £10m budget injection – Legal Week

Posted September 26th, 2011 in budgets, dispute resolution, news by sally

“The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) will add £10m to the UK’s publicly funded mediation budget next year as part of an effort to promote the use of mediation over litigation.”

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Legal Week, 23rd September 2011

Source: www.legalweek.com

TV volunteers show mediation works better – Ministry of Justice

Posted July 11th, 2011 in dispute resolution, news by sally

“Volunteers who are using mediation to heal community rifts have featured on national television.”

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Ministry of Justice, 8th July 2011

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Government supports more efficient dispute resolution – Ministry of Justice

Posted June 23rd, 2011 in arbitration, dispute resolution, government departments, news by sally

“The Government has signed the first Dispute Resolution Commitment (DRC), which requires all departments and agencies to use mediation, arbitration and conciliation wherever possible before taking disputes to court.”

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Ministry of Justice, 23rd June 2011

Source: www.justice.gov.uk