ReSolution Issue 26, December 2020 | Page 2


Welcome to the 23rd issue of ReSolution® in which we draw on the experience and knowledge of leading experts in the field to bring you commentary, articles and reviews on topical matters relating to domestic and international dispute resolution.
In this issue we feature Gerard Doolin’s research project on the causes of IT Project misalignment and contract disputes. The results of the survey conducted as part of the project have been collated and released in a final report. A copy of the report can be downloaded on page 12.
We look at a long running battle to divide relationship property that was played out in the New Zealand courts and we examine some of the issues that confront families with aging parents. We continue Catherine Green’s series on the Singapore Mediation Convention with her penultimate instalment, which looks at the dual questions of cost and time.
In Case in Brief we look at Lomax v Lomax [2019] EWCA Civ 1467 in which early neutral evaluation was ordered by the Court without party consent. This decision can be seen as a strong statement of support for ADR in the UK.
The English court’s acceptance of ADR features again in our article on Process and Industrial Development Ltd v Federal Republic of Nigeria [2019] EWHC 2241 where the seat of the arbitration was in dispute. We also take a look at why Brexit should not be characterised as a divorce, lessons that can be learnt when a mediation gets HOT and more.

I wish to take this opportunity to thank all our contributors. We are most grateful for the support we receive from dispute resolution professionals, law firms, and publishers, locally and overseas, that allows us to share with you papers and articles of a world-class standard, and to bring you a broad perspective on the law and evolving trends in the delivery and practice of domestic and international dispute resolution.

Contributions of articles, papers and commentary for future issues of ReSolution® are always welcome. I do hope you find this issue interesting and useful. Please feel free to distribute ReSolution® to your friends and colleagues – they are most welcome to contact us if they wish to receive our publications directly.

Warmest regards,
John Green

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