Tony Allen

Tony Allen
Tony Allen is a Solicitor, Direct Mediator and Senior Consultant for The Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR).

Refusing to Mediate: Halsey Applied Again

A note on Northrop Grumman Mission Systems Europe Ltd v BAE Systems (Al Dariyah C41) Ltd) [2014] EWHC 3148 (TCC)Another case has applied the Halsey factors in deciding whether a successful party who declined to mediate should not receive their full costs, in the...

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ADR Principles and Practice

A review of ADR Principles and Practice by Henry Brown and Arthur Marriott The third edition of ADR Principles and Practice by Henry Brown and Arthur Marriott is now available in paperback, published by Sweet and Maxwell. The publishing history of this standard text...

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Should mediators (and mediation) be trusted?

Thoughts on Clay v. Lenkiewicz Foundation An article in last September’s New Law Journal asked if mediators can be legally trusted, and this needs an answer. During a mediation of a reasonable provision claim from an artist’s estate, the mediator brought...

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Don’t Ignore a Request to Mediate

Halsey applied! A note on PGF II SA v OMFS Company [2012] EWHC 83 (TCC) Another strong decision has emerged from the Technology and Construction Court as a warning that judges will not look kindly on a failure to respond to a proposal for mediation. In PGF v OMFS...

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New Ways for Lawyers to Use a Neutral

It is so easy to fall into set ways of thinking about jobs.  Mediators and those who hire them perhaps tend to think that unless they are resolving disputes in the time-honored way, they are not on the job.  But there are many more uses for a skilled neutral...

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New Ways to Operate as a Neutral

It is so easy to fall into set ways of thinking about jobs. Mediators perhaps tend to think that unless they are mediating, they are not on the job. Recently I have had several rather different jobs to do, and have also been reflecting on the differences between and...

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Sanctioning For Refusing to Mediate

Dunnett v Railtrack Really Lives: Sanctioning For Refusing to Mediate A note on Rolf v De Guerin [2011] EWCA Civ 78 In case there was any doubt about the continuing force of that milestone decision, Dunnett v Railtrack [2002] EWCA Civ 302, in which for the first time...

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