Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution


By: James Patten
Clarkslegal LLP (Reading, England)

In the recent case of Coventry (T/A RDC Promotions) & Others -v- Lawrence & Others [2012] EWCA Civ 26, the Court of Appeal has overturned a High Court decision made in favour of a couple who complained about noise from a nearby speedway stadium and motocross track.

Read more: Court of Appeal Overturns Noise Ruling


Author: Att. Alper Uzun from Erdem & Erdem Law Office (Turkey)

Terms of Reference

Terms of Reference is a document provided for the usage within international arbitration law by the International Chamber of Commerce with its main purpose being the fast and efficient progress of arbitral proceedings; the content of which is drawn and executed with participation and by mutual consent of the parties and arbitrators.

Read more: Terms of Reference Pursuant To the International Chamber Of Commerce (ICC) Rules of Arbitration


Author: Prof. Dr. H. Ercument Erdem from Erdem & Erdem Law Office (Turkey)

Provisions of the Civil Procedure Code numbered 6100 (“CPC”) regarding arbitration -a form of alternative dispute resolution- shall be applicable to disputes which do not involve any foreign element and for which the place of arbitration has been designated as Turkey as a fair alternative to our traditional judicial system. These provisions are significant for adapting the provisions governing national

Read more: National Arbitration in the Civil Procedure Code - I


By: Mark S. Thomas & Robert W. Shaw
Williams Mullen (North Carolina and Virginia, USA)

In Tussey v. ABB, Inc., No. 2:06-cv-04305 (Western District of Missouri, March 31, 2012), a class action case brought by present and former employees of ABB, Inc.

Read more: Retirement Plans’ Fiduciaries Are Found Liable to Plans for $36.9 Million: Tussey v. ABB, Inc.


Contact: Vivien Chan & Co. (Hong Kong)

As a defendant, there is usually no incentive to rush the case for the plaintiff. In fact, unless there is a very good defence or where important business interests are at stake,

Read more: Are Applications for Striking out for Delay Still a Feasible Litigation Tactic for the Defendant?