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Supreme Court: losing party to adjudication has six years to challenge that decision in the courts

A party seeking repayment of sums paid following an adjudication award against it has six years from the date of payment to do so, the UK's highest court has confirmed. 17 Jun 2015

New 'conciliation service' will help small UK suppliers enforce prompt payment, says government

A new 'small business conciliation service' (SBCS) will be set up to help resolve disputes between small businesses and the large firms that are their clients, particularly in relation to late payment, the UK's new business secretary has announced. 20 May 2015

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Survey of international energy firms reveals 'surprising' support for online dispute resolution, says expert

Industry-wide research by the International Centre for Energy Arbitration (ICEA) has revealed growing support for the use of online dispute resolution, even for higher value and more complex claims. 20 May 2015

EU call for global investment arbitration court is over-ambitious, says expert

A global arbitration court is needed to hear disputes between investors and governments, the EU said in a concept paper looking at ISDS (investor-state dispute settlement) under the proposed TTIP (transatlantic trade and investment partnership).  07 May 2015

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