A Brick Wall

The Price of Silence

Hot from the bench of the Court of Appeal is Northamber PLC v Genee World Ltd & Ors [2024] EWCA Civ 428 a breach of exclusivity agreement/ inducing breach of contract case that has a interesting sidebar on mediation/costs. Ignoring an offer to mediate can be expensive Key points that might interest ADR practitioners: Where[…]

Court of Appeal

Court of Appeal Gives Guidance on Late Homelessness Appeals

Richard O’Sullivan appeared for the successful appellant in Al-Ahmed v Tower Hamlets London Borough Council [2020] EWCA Civ 51 The Court of Appeal gave important guidance on when permission should be granted for a homeless applicant to bring a s204 Housing Act 1996 appeal outside of the 21-day time limit. The Appeal overturned the High[…]

Richard O’Sullivan Appointed as Preferred Arbitrator

1215 Chambers’ Richard O’Sullivan has been appointed as preferred Arbitrator for a new Med-Arb joint venture with Martin Plowman’s Mediation 1st. Martin Plowman is one of the country’s leading mediators, ranked in Chambers and Partners and the head of Medaition 1st a stable of sought after and highly rated mediators. Mediation 1st has been developing[…]