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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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Lloyds fined £218m over Libor
Lloyds Banking Group is fined £218m for "serious misconduct" relating to a key interest rate known as Libor.
Beauty spots still at fracking 'risk'
Some environmental campaigners say that rules for new fracking licences are not tough enough to protect National Parks.
Russia to appeal $50bn Yukos payout
Russia will appeal a court decision ordering it to pay the biggest compensation package to date, amounting to $50bn (£29.5bn) in damages.
House price growth 'starts to slow'
Seven out of 10 regions of England and Wales recorded month-on-month falls in house prices in June, according to the Land Registry.
Emirates to stop flying over Iraq
Emirates Airline will stop flying over Iraq to protect its passengers from the threat of Islamic militants on the ground, according to reports.
Bupa calls for 15% industry price cut
Britain's biggest private healthcare company tells the BBC that it is charging its own customers too much and that the industry needs to urgently rethink how it sets prices.
'Community banks' to avert debt trap
The best credit unions should be empowered to offer short-term loans that are cheaper than those offered by payday lenders, according to a report from a think tank.
Rise in younger fraudsters says KPMG
Frauds committed by those aged 26-35 rise 285% in the first half of the year, to just over £62m, according to research by accountants KPMG.
Profit warnings 'at three-year high'
Profit warnings from UK companies have hit a three-year high despite the continuing recovery in the wider economy, a report finds.
Ryanair raises profit forecasts
Budget airline Ryanair has raised its annual profit forecast after seeing a sharp rise in earnings for the three months to June.
RAC urges parking funds transparency
Councils should show where they are spending the money they raise on parking fees as motorists see higher charges, says the RAC.
Banks named in silver-fix lawsuit
Deutsche Bank, HSBC and Bank of Nova Scotia are accused of attempting to rig the price of silver, in a lawsuit filed in the US.
English councils propose 'Tesco tax'
A group of local councils in England is formally asking the government for new powers to tax large supermarkets, a plan dubbed the "Tesco tax".
UK economy back at pre-crisis level
The UK economy grew 0.8% in the second quarter and has now recovered the ground lost since the downturn began in 2008, according to official figures.
RBS shares surge on surprise profit
Shares in Royal Bank of Scotland have jumped 11% after it said it expects pre-tax profits to double to £2.65bn for the first half of the year.
Coach firm collapse affects hundreds
A travel company goes into administration with the loss of 89 jobs and a knock-on effect on hundreds of customer bookings.
Grouse off the shelves at M&S
Marks and Spencer says it will not be selling red grouse this year after concerns about the way in which the game birds are killed.
'Youngsters' pocket money squeezed'
The economic recovery in the UK has not been felt by youngsters who have seen their pocket money fall in the last year, a survey suggests.
Disabled face 'living costs penalty'
People with disabilities face a "premium" of £550 a month owing to extra transport, insurance and living costs, a charity has claimed, prompting a commission to be launched.
Register 'fails to stop cold calls'
Only a third of "nuisance" calls are blocked by a service that allows individuals to opt-out of marketing calls, research has found.
'Act now' on tax credit renewal
Hundreds of thousands of people have a week to renew their tax credits or face losing the payments, HM Revenue and Customs says.

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