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04-09-2014    
DIY Law, Directors and a Duty of Care, Trial by Social Media, Getting Contracts Right and Dilapidated and Dangerous DIY Law Popular press headlines like “Forget lawyers and their fees – do it yourself” certainly attract attention. The fear of pot
  
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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