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Court of Appeal in Transocean interprets limitation and exclusion clause

Paul Bury, barrister, Keating Chambers

"…the Court of Appeal has held that in order to begin, start with the natural meaning of the language used. In most cases, that will also be where you can end."

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Is it time for greater gender parity among adjudicators?

Catherine Gelder, partner, Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP

"…this lack of representation and the lack of focus on gender parity within the body of adjudicators is at odds with the construction industry and other dispute resolution bodies."

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RICS consults on fourth edition of adjudicator’s guidance note

Matt Molloy, director, MCMS Ltd

"The consultation on the draft guidance is open until 21 October 2016. I'm sure RICS would love to hear from you!"

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Harding v Paice and Springall – Episode V: a case of no apparent bias

Jonathan Cope, director, MCMS Ltd

"Since the Cofely judgment, allegations of apparent bias have been the flavour of the month, with disgruntled responding parties evidently seeing this as a way of avoiding the implications of adjudicators' decisions."

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