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Implications of Labour's victory for UK commercial courts: Leah Alpren-Waterman for Law360

Posted on 5 July 2024

Following the Labour Party's victory in the general election, the UK's legal sector is anticipating the new Government's stance on maintaining the country's status as a premier disputes centre.

Leah Alpren-Waterman, Of Counsel and Knowledge Lawyer at Mishcon de Reya, commented on the potential direction Labour might take regarding arbitration.

She said: "The [Arbitration] bill had broad cross-party support, so I think it is likely that it will be resurrected if Labour win the election. However, there will be a lot on the new government's agenda, so it might not be a priority."

The article also discusses the implications for litigation funding, modernising arbitration and protecting consumers.

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