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Force Majeure and Coronavirus

The Courts and Tribunals are closing their caseloads, and a great many parties are in a state of frozen uncertainty.  In...
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The Zooming Mediator

Two months ago, Zoom was just a fad among techies: (let’s hold a meeting using Zoom, it’s easy?  – no thanks,...
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Six weeks in lockdown and where are we

6 WEEKS IN AND WHERE ARE WE? In a previous article we looked at inability to progress the contract works...
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When conventional remedies fail

When conventional remedies fail.... There is currently turmoil in the construction industry, as current contracts and subcontract terms provide little...
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What’s holding back litigation solicitors from early mediation of disputes

An early point of debate was whether this is a local problem to North East England or is it country...
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Mediator Challenges – 1

Preparation Stage Conflicts of Interest. What are the real conflicts that should cause a mediator to withdraw from the appointment?...
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HOW SHOULD A MEDIATOR HANDLE A VAT FRAUD WHEN IT BECOMES APPARENT DURING A MEDIATION.

The scenario posed was ‘During the course of a mediation where one party was pursuing the other for non-payment of...
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All Parliamentary Group to change the climate and culture of dispute resolution

Northern Dispute Resolution welcomes the establishment of an All Parliamentary Group with the Civil Mediation Council and others to ‘change...
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Mediation…Meeting the needs of the party

How many say “It wont happen to me” or do not realise that differences of opinion can escalate into disputes...
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RESOLVING DISPUTES DOESN’T HAVE TO COST THE EARTH

I suppose compared to building the Olympic Park or Wembley Stadium it wasn’t a big job, it wasn’t even a...
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How to Approach Mediation

If you’re in the middle of a dispute, you’ll know how stressful and worrying a time this can be. The...
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Mediation

09 Oct 2015 Going to court to have disputes determined has just got more expensive. The new court issue fees...
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A BETTER WAY TO RESOLVE DISPUTES

Unfortunately the scenario was distressingly common. The property owner engaged a builder to carry out alterations and extensions to his...
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