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How to approach a Facilitated Contract Renegotiation (FCR)

Facilitated Contract Renegotiation (FCR) can be a very useful way of resolving an issue between contract parties without triggering a formal dispute mechanism, thereby enabling the parties to continue their contractual relationship.  Here are some tips about how you...

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Contracts and business agreements in the time of Covid-19

The government has invested an unprecedented amount of public money into the Treasury to shore up the country not just once but again as we head into a second lockdowns. However, the reality is that some business casualties like Laura Ashley and Debenhams may have had...

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Business law: impact of Covid-19

There are very few, if any, areas of commercial life which have managed to escape the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and the measures taken around the world to seek to combat its spread.  As government initiatives to support businesses around the world inevitably...

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Mediating partnership disputes

Mediation is generally very well suited to address joint venture or partnership disputes, for a number of reasons. The mediation process is voluntary, so there is some desire from the parties to resolve their issues in a practical way and they are usually invested in...

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Mediation is suited to resolving probate and trust disputes

My professional life has involved any number of painful family disputes.  The two most common are: step-mother disputes and sibling disputes.  The former tend to be probate disputes and the latter can be probate or trust disputes.  This blog deals with step-mother...

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‘Novel’ disputes require novel solutions

I am seeing a dramatic increase in the number of companies struggling to renegotiate contracts with suppliers and customers.  The novel virus has created novel disputes, which require a novel form of resolution.  Neither party is at fault, there is no time for...

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