Herbert Smith wins CPR Institute Award

In January 2009, the International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution (the CPR Institute) based in New York presented its annual law firm award to Herbert Smith. The CPR Institute recognised Herbert Smith (over numbers of US firms) for 'its… Read more

Dubai – compulsory mediation to be introduced

On 15 September 2009 a new ADR law was published in Dubai. This creates the Centre for Amicable Settlement of Disputes which will operate as an affiliate of the Dubai courts. Significantly the ADR law will make it compulsory for… Read more

Hong Kong – new case management powers to encourage ADR

The Civil Justice Reform, Practice Direction 31, due to come into effect in January 2010, gives Hong Kong courts new case management powers to encourage and facilitate ADR between litigants. Parties and their lawyers will have a duty to assist… Read more

Herbert Smith co-authors leading text on Expert Determination

In June 2008 "Expert Determination", a book published by Sweet & Maxwell and co-authored by Herbert Smith partner James Farrell was launched. Now in its 4th edition, "Expert Determination" is the leading title on this increasingly used dispute resolution process.… Read more