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INSIGHTS BY PENNINGTONS MANCHES: ENE takers?

04 December 2015  

Clare Arthurs and Richard Marshall assess the value of early neutral evaluations

Litigation, the Pre-Action Practice Direction tells us, should be ‘a last resort’. That same PD states sternly that parties should consider the possibility of reaching a settlement at all times, including after proceedings have been started. It then lists several forms of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) which parties might consider. Among them (para 10(c)) is ‘early neutral evaluation, a third party giving an informed opinion on the dispute’.

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  • Case(s) Referenced:

    Seals & anor v Williams [2015] EWHC 1829 (Ch)