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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.....
  
New measures to protect children of addict parents
12-02-2013    
Judge Nicholas Crichton has announced his intention to bring the first US-style family drug and alcohol court to Scotland. Judge Crichton already heads up a similar court in London, which meets once a week......
  
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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'Rogue directors' crackdown planned
People convicted of commercial crimes overseas could be banned from running UK firms in an attempt to tackle "rogue directors", Business Secretary Vince Cable says.
HMRC 'plans to share personal data'
Taxpayers' personal financial data could be shared with private firms and researchers, Revenue & Customs says, despite concerns over privacy and security.
STV quits CBI over referendum stance
Broadcaster STV becomes the latest company to leave the CBI after the employers' body formally backed the campaign against Scottish independence.
Giorgio Armani settles tax dispute
The fashion house Giorgio Armani pays 270m euros (£222m; $374m) to the Italian authorities to settle a tax bill.
Ex-BP worker fined over shares trade
A BP employee who oversaw the cleanup of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010 agrees to settle a charge of insider trading.
US 'delays' Keystone XL decision
The US state department gives federal agencies more time to review the Keystone XL oil pipeline before determining whether to issue a permit.
Barnes & Noble founder offloads $64m
Barnes & Noble chairman trims his stake in the bookstore company to 20% by selling shares worth $64m.
Pensioners could get death estimate
Retirees could be told how long they are likely to live after stopping work, says pensions minister Steve Webb.
Co-op Group reports £2.5bn loss
The Co-operative Group reports losses of £2.5bn, the worst results in its 150-year history, after what its chief executive calls a "disastrous" year.
Lamb takeaways 'often another meat'
Takeaway owners are to face a new testing programme, after a watchdog found nearly a third of lamb takeaways it checked contained a different meat.
Anglo Irish bank pair found guilty
Two former Anglo Irish bank chiefs have been found guilty of making loans designed to illegally prop up the bank's share price.
UK housing market 'shows resilience'
The "resilient" UK housing market recorded another increase in mortgage lending in March, according to a lenders' group.
Weibo shares surge on US debut
Shares in China's largest Twitter-like service, Weibo, went up by almost 20% on the first day of its listing in the US, despite a disappointing start.
US banking giants see mixed results
US banking giant Goldman Sachs reports a drop in net earnings while Morgan Stanley sees profits jump.
London Market Report
The pound hits its highest level in more than four years against the US dollar.
RBS: No evidence of small firm fraud
Royal Bank of Scotland says law firm Clifford Chance has cleared it over allegations that it forced small firms to close so it could make a profit.
Tencent brings Candy Crush to China
China's internet giant Tencent will launch the popular Candy Crush game on the mainland in partnership with the game's creator King Digital Entertainment.
Free jail-built bikes for jobseekers
Jobseekers in Derby will be given free bikes refurbished by prisoners in a bid to help them find work.
New teachers 'can't risk mortgages'
A teachers' union leader says young teachers are shying away from taking out mortgages because of uncertainty over their future earnings.
Wage rises catch up with inflation
After nearly six years of falling real wages, rises in weekly earnings have finally caught up with inflation, according to the Office for National Statistics.
'Shocking' rise in use of food banks
Hundreds of thousands more people are turning to food banks to stop themselves from going hungry, says charity the Trussell Trust.

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