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After the event insurance
08-05-2014    
When considering commencing a court action, it is essential to weigh up all of the potential costs that may be involved. It is also important to factor in the possibility of being unsuccessful, which can bring about additional costs, such as paying others
  
Lanes Group Plc v Galliford Try Infrastructure Ltd
08-05-2014    
Lanes Group Plc v Galliford Try Infrastructure Ltd: update on decision of the Technology and Construction Court London, June 2011 Since our earlier article on the judgement of the Technology and Construction Court (TCC) in Lanes Group Plc v Gallifor
  
Agri Energy v Ian Logan McCallion
08-05-2014    
Agri Energy v Ian Logan McCallion - This was an interesting case about the extent to which performance related pay may be a back door to penalty damages. The court decided that in the circumstances payment by performance did not impinge the penalty damag
  
15 years on - is adjudication working?
05-02-2014    
Adjudication as we know it today is located within Part II of the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 (“the Act”), which came into force in 1998. We recently attended a seminar by Dr Ian Trushell, Director of the Adjudication Report
  
New Guidance for Scottish Solicitors for ADR
05-02-2014    
The Law Society in Scotland has issued new guidance to Scottish Solicitors about alternative forms of dispute resolution. Solicitors are now expected to have “sufficient understanding of commonly available alternative dispute resolution options”....
  
Ignore ADR at your peril
05-02-2014    
The Court of Appeal in England and Wales last month sent another message that if you ignore a genuine offer to participate in alternative forms of dispute resolution (“ADR”), before coming to court, you may be punished....
  
Dispute Resolution: A Holistic Strategy
04-11-2013    
This is the last in our series of six articles on Dispute Resolution. In the first edition of the Business Journal, we commented on the closure of some of Scotland’s Sheriff Courts. We suggested that this might raise the demand for other mechanisms to r
  
Debt Repayment - Let's Not Forget the Creditor
19-08-2013    
Alleged abuses of the bankruptcy system infuriate many people. It has been argued that creditors often receive a poor return when debtors utilise debt repayment schemes or file for bankruptcy. But things are changing. In June the Bankruptcy and Debt....
  
Construction industry growth
28-07-2013    
The UK construction industry is growing but do you have the correct contracts in place to protect your business?
  
Dispute Resolution: Leave it to the Experts
19-08-2013    
In previous articles we commented on the closure of some of Scotland’s Sheriff Court and highlighted the opportunity of utilising other forms of dispute resolution. We then discussed Mediation. In this article we discuss another form....
  
Mediation – a viable alternative to court?
24-06-2013    
An article that appeared in the Business Journal June 2013
  
Court Closures
19-08-2013    
This month, the Scottish Court Service published its report on the consultation exercise: “Shaping Scotland’s Court Services’. It recommended the closure of ten of Scotland’s sheriff courts. Among them are some of Scotland’s finest court.....
  
Lanes Group Plc v Galliford Try Infrastructure Ltd
04-11-2013    
We comment on the recent decision of the Technology and Construction Court in which it decides that the referring party can abandon an adjudication and start again; and holds that an adjudicator had apparently been bias...
  

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Co-op Group votes through reforms
Members of the troubled Co-operative Group vote overwhelmingly in favour of reforming how the business is run.
Rogue landlords 'must face crackdown'
Housing experts are calling for minimum standards in the private rental market to prevent landlords from exploiting vulnerable tenants.
Banks to reopen 2.5m PPI claims
Banks and card companies will reopen 2.5 million PPI mis-selling complaints amid claims of underpayment and rejection of compensation.
Russian rouble falls to new low
The Russian rouble falls to a record low against the dollar as investors fear further sanctions against the nation.
Tesco shares drop on profit warning
Shares in the struggling supermarket Tesco fall to an 11-year low after the group cut its profit forecast and dividend.
India's growth hits two year high
India's economy grew by 5.7% in the three months to June, its fastest pace in two-and-a-half years, according to an official estimate.
IMF voices 'confidence' in Lagarde
The International Monetary Fund reaffirms its support for its leader Christine Lagarde despite her being investigated in a high-profile case in France.
Malaysia Airlines to cut 6,000 staff
Malaysia Airlines is to cut 6,000 staff as part of recovery plan after being hit by two air disasters this year.
Water bills plugged by regulator
Household water bills in England and Wales will go up less than the rising cost of living in the next five years, under proposals from regulator Ofwat.
House prices 'edge up in August'
House prices edged up by 0.8% in August, the Nationwide says, while the Land Registry reveals a big annual increase in London.
Brazil's economy enters recession
A contraction of 0.6% in Brazil's economy between April and June, and a revision of the first quarter, has pushed the country into recession, latest figures show.
Euro inflation nears five-year low
The eurozone inflation rate falls to 0.3% in August, near a five-year low, adding to fears of a deflationary spiral in the region.
Official figures highlight bonus gap
Official figures show a widening divide between public and private sector bonus payments.
Japan's economy signals weakness
Japan's economy shows signs of stagnation and weakness as households spent less and factory output stays flat in July.
Virgin Australia trebles losses
Virgin Australia posts an after-tax loss of A$355.6m ($332.6m; £200.5m) for the full year ending in June, triple the firm's previous year's losses for the period.
Google trials drone deliveries
Google reveals it has built and tested its own drones as part of a plan to make automated deliveries to remote homes as well as disaster-hit zones.
US economic growth revised upwards
The US economy grew at annual pace of 4.2% in the second quarter, revised official figures show, faster than the previous estimate of 4%.
DVLA prints cut out and keep tax disc
Drivers will have to cut out their own vehicle tax discs during the death throes of the paper system, because the DVLA has run out of perforated paper.
Students fall victim to phone scam
Hundreds - possibly thousands - of students across the UK are falling victim to an expensive mobile phone scam, according to police.
Lending to small businesses drops
Lending to small and medium-sized businesses via the government's Funding for Lending scheme (FLS) fell again in the second quarter of the year.
Energy firms 'to make lower margins'
Profit margins of large energy suppliers will be lower over the coming year compared with previous estimates, says the regulator Ofgem.

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