January 2017 Archive

Compensation for distress not recoverable in professional negligence claims

We are often asked about whether the distress caused by negligent professionals can be compensated in damages. The answer is almost always ‘no’ and the basis for this has again been set out in a recent case. The judgment also provides some interesting points on case management and when it is too late to amend your claim.

Mediation - Prometheus Bound?

So it is, that in the established Church of England and of Wales, mediation has been referred to twice daily for over 450 years. This is worth mentioning because in the modern multi-cultural and multi-faith society of England, there is a tendency to see mediation as something relatively new and even as an import from the USA, first introduced in the 1980s.

Adjudication for All

Part 2 of the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 relates only to construction contracts (as defined in the Act). Yet it has a significance for dispute resolution and a potential impact on future legislation which is remarkable.
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