Phexit: A Beginner’s Guide

Watch out all London insurance dispute specialists! It turns out it is not only the financiers of Dublin. Frankfurt and Paris who are relishing current opportunities. When the American Bar Association’s Insurance Litigation Section meets in Tucson Arizona on 1st March delegates will be offered a number of fascinating break-out discussions (including one on timely […]

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Better Conversations Bus Tour

Collaborative Scotland recently organised a series of public events and business breakfasts in the north-west of Scotland as part of its Better Conversations Bus Tour. Collaborative Scotland is led by Brick Court’s John Sturrock QC. The tour facilitated a series of free open meetings and workshops in partnership with some of the region’s most prominent […]

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Milestone Civil Justice Council Report Out for Comment

An expert working group of the Civil Justice Council has published a comprehensive interim report on the role of ADR in civil justice in England and Wales. The CJC is now seeking written submissions and recommendations of the report, ahead of organising a seminar at which the proposals can be discussed and a final report prepared […]

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In Defence of (Defensive) Mediators

Ask most mediators of a certain stripe and they will be only too willing to tell you the story of long ago when they left their law firm or maybe even chambers to become a mediator…. that giant leap of faith, that alarming drop in revenue. Some will have run away from practice only to later […]

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Brick Court in the Pacific

Brick Court mediator, Geoff Sharp, has been teaching mediation at the University of the South Pacific in the Cook Islands this week courtesy of Cook Islands Law Society, New Zealand Law Society and Massey University. The course was held at the USP campus on the island of Rarotonga in the Southern Group of 15 tiny islands […]

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