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Sharp rise in value of construction disputes internationally, says report

The average value of construction disputes worldwide reached $51 million in 2014, up from $32.1 million in 2013, while the average length of a dispute grew from 11.8 to 13.2 months, according to research by international consultancy firm Arcadis. 16 Jul 2015

Businesses must carefully consider opt-in to new kinds of dispute resolution, says expert

FOCUS: Businesses need to consider carefully whether and how to opt-in to a new alternative dispute resolution (ADR) regime being established across Europe for consumers because of the importance of good complaints handling and dispute resolution for their... 07 Jul 2015

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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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