News broke on Friday of the Ministry of Justice’s proposed introduction of 5% fees for claims above £10,000 and concern has been raised by Judges of it’s potential impact. See Law Society Gazette article: Top judges express ‘deep concerns’ at fees proposal: http://tinyurl.com/mcsnyyf
However, this proposal could make mediation & arbitration even more attractive route than ever…
Giles Ward, Senior Partner and Head of Litigation says:
“On the surface this looks like a real threat to access to justice.
Whether that is the case or not, what it certainly does is strengthen
the case for Alternative Dispute Resolution – like mediation and
arbitration. So make sure your contracts have mediation clauses
“Litigation needs to be mediated at the first applicable moment
and arbitration also is probably more appealable too”
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