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Guide to Business & Property Work at Central London

The County Court at Central London have published a guide to Business and Property Work which contains guidance on the scope of the Business and Property Court, case management, interim applications and urgent work (including an email address for urgent work). This is essential reading for practitioners. The intention is that it will be updated […]

3rd Feb 2020 Directions / Protocols Read more

County Court System Urgently Needs Fixing Says PLA

County Court System Urgently Needs Fixing Says PLA The PLA surveyed its members on whether any improvements had been made to service standards by HMCTS (Her Majesty’s Courts & Tribunal Service) since the PLA’s last court users’ feedback report in 2015. A resounding 93.4% of respondents to the survey considered that the County Court system […]

24th Jan 2020 Law Reform Committee Read more

Professional Court User Surgery at Central London County Court on 30 January 2020

Professional Court User Surgery at Central London County Court on 30 January 2020 The Central London County Court are offering appointments on 30 January 2020 where professional court users can discuss problems with the administration of particular cases.  Senior staff are available and judges on stand by to resolve issues.  If you are interested in […]

5th Jan 2020 News Read more

New chair of PLA announced

Cripps Pemberton Greenish partner Kerry Glanville is the new chair of the Property Litigation Association, having taken over from Dentons’ partner Bryan Johnston. She is the 25th chair since the organisation was established in 1995 to represent property litigators in the UK. As a former chair of the PLA’s law reform committee, which she describes […]

23rd Dec 2019 News Read more

Noddy’s Guide to Mediation – Sue O’Brien

Noddy’s Guide to Mediation Introduction These notes are designed to help you and give you confidence if you are asked to become involved in a mediation for the first time, or if you are unsure about any of “the basics”. They relate to commercial mediation. Other types of mediation (not covered here) are workplace, community […]

18th Dec 2019 Mediation Read more

Working with counsel and experts in mediation – Duncan Crine

Working with counsel and experts in mediation by Duncan Crine Do I really need a barrister or an expert at mediation – surely they will just complicate matters and increase costs? You may have heard this sort of remark, even from members of the bar, but things have moved on. There is no obligation to […]

18th Dec 2019 Mediation Read more

Selecting a Mediator – Claire-Elaine Arthurs

Selecting a Mediator Selecting the mediator who is best suited to your particular dispute can be critical in ensuring the success of the mediation. However, with so many mediators to choose from, it can be difficult to know who to propose. There are a number of important points to think about when considering which mediator […]

18th Dec 2019 Mediation Read more

How to prepare for a Mediation – Mandy Lenton

How to prepare for a Mediation The mediation process starts well before the mediation day. Good preparation is key to success. Agree to mediate: One of the hardest parts can be to agree with the other side that mediation should be attempted. If you have offered mediation and received a rejection from your opponent, or […]

18th Dec 2019 Mediation Read more