January 2019 Archive

Rethinking arbitration; arbitration on the back foot

My purpose is to generate debate. In England, by 1996, the arbitration process had failed the construction industry. This failure spawned the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 (HGCRA), which created the statutory right to adjudicate all disputes arising under a very wide range of construction contracts and provided a fast-track system of dispute resolution at relatively low cost compared with arbitration.

Debt Detox 2019

As a new year has begun, it is an auspicious time for businesses to consider how they can go through a bad debt detox. Thinking about how to reduce the stresses and financial strains of ‘non-paying customers'.

HS2 - the Compensation Conundrum

The recent BBC Panorama programme on HS2 highlighted significant concerns that the project is over budget and that defective measures have been used in calculating the costs of the acquisition of the land needed for the project and compensation claims.
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