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Dispute Resolution roundup for week ending 8 November 2013

Dispute Resolution roundup for week ending 8 November 2013
Published on: 07 November 2013
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Dispute Resolution roundup for week ending 8 November 2013
  • Contents
  • Supreme Court rules amended
  • News analysis
  • Supreme Court and jurisdiction
  • Court of Appeal and settlement/costs
  • Limitation and new claims
  • Multi-party costs proportionality
  • JR: pre-permission specific disclosure refused
  • Arbitration and worldwide freezing order
  • More...

Article summary

The Supreme Court has finally handed down its judgment in Starlight (Alexandros T) in which it addresses a number of practical issues for practitioners involved in international litigation when dealing with settlement agreements and also in terms of timing for reliance on provisions in the Judgments Regulation. Note this week also sees changes to the Supreme Court rules coming into force. The Court of Appeal has highlighted a number of important and useful practical considerations for practitioners involved in small value cases as well as those dealing with settlement offers in Thinc Group. This case also focuses on the crucial importance of parties’ conduct and the value of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) when considering costs; we could be edging closer to compulsory ADR?. We also analysed the TCC’s decision in Finesse, in which it dismissed an application to re-amend the claimant’s claim and struck out the claim against the second defendant (following that party’s application for summary judgment). In Morrison Supermarkets, we also reported the Commercial Court’s grant of leave to amend to plead a new claim after the end of the relevant limitation period. We continue to focus on providing a roundup of key news stories from the last week highlighting their practical implications as well as updating our Practice Notes to ensure you are kept up to date. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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