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Process management is vital for companies who want to benefit from choosing arbitration over litigation, say experts

FOCUS: Forward thinking organisations are increasingly choosing arbitration over litigation, but too many of them are throwing away the benefits of arbitration because they are not managing the process well enough. 20 Jun 2014

Causation key to whether innocent party should have damages reduced when it benefits from breach of contract, says expert

Damages awarded to the owners of a commercial vessel when a chartering arrangement was cancelled in breach of contract, did not have to be reduced to reflect profits made as a result of a sale the owner would not have otherwise had the opportunity to make,... 02 Jun 2014

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  • Part 36 offers to settle

    This guide was last updated in May 2013 and applies to court proceedings in England and Wales.

'Topping up' of compensation via court following financial ombudsman settlement prohibited, rules Court of Appeal

Individuals who claim they are owed compensation from financial services companies cannot 'top up' the money they are awarded via an order by the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) by bringing additional claims for compensation against those companies in court,... 14 Feb 2014

Insurers and policy holders need clarity over DPAs, BIS crackdown and extent of D&O coverage

FOCUS: Insurers providing directors and officers (D&O) cover should redraft their policies to clarify whether or not they cover company directors and officers for costs associated with new corporate dispute resolution procedures. 06 Jan 2014

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