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Update: National Minimum Wage

The National Minimum Wage (Amendment) Regulations 2016 has been approved and will come into force on 1st April 2016. A draft on these regulations was laid before parliament in December 2016 and was agreed at the end of last month.


Are some advocates less equal than others?

It has become increasingly common in recent years for construction professionals such as quantity surveyors and other claims consultants to offer their services to represent clients in dispute resolution. Whilst litigation is a “reserved” activity (meaning that generally only qualified lawyers may conduct litigation for reward for client) there is no restraint upon who may represent a client in adjudication, mediation or arbitration.


Choose your expert carefully – a cautionary tale

It is common in many contentious cases for the parties to seek to rely upon the opinion evidence of an expert to support their case. In litigation, expert evidence may only be relied upon with the permission of the Court although that permission is usually granted unless the Court feels it would not be assisted to hear from experts in a particular area.