ReSolution Issue 25

June 2020

In this issue, we look at some of the impacts that the COVID-19 health crisis has had on the English Court system in our article ‘Achieving justice during a global pandemic’. We also touch on the Governments arbitration scheme for COVID-19 rent disputes.

We feature the second part of a two-part series focusing on using mediation as a business tool. In this instalment Paul Sills looks at practical examples of the concept.

In Case in Brief we examine AnAn Group (Singapore) Ptd Ltd v VTB Bank (Public Joint Stock Company), Singapore Court of Appeal, 7 April 2020 – a case that shows the extent to which courts are becoming increasingly supportive of arbitration.

Elsewhere we look at the Supreme Court of New Zealand’s decision in Honey Bees, the use of mediation under the new Trusts Act 2019 and the Multiparty Interim Appeal Arbitration Arrangement established by the World Trade Organisation to hear appeals in trade disputes.



  • “Government confirms intention to introduce arbitration scheme for commercial COVID-19 rent disputes” by Belinda Green & Hannah Stanley
  • “Honey Bees: Supreme Court judgment creates a buzz around the penalty doctrine” Jo-Anne Knight, Lisa Curran, Shanti Frater, Deborah Rowe & Mike Weatherall
  • “Achieving justice during a global pandemic” by Laura Bawden-Hindle & Belinda Green
  • “Use of mediation under the new Trusts Act 2019” by Carole Smith
  • Case in Brief: AnAn Group (Singapore) Pte Ltd v VTB Bank (Public Joint Stock Company)  Singapore Court of Appeal, 7 April 2020″ by Bill Gambrill 
  • “Interim trade dispute response to fill WTO gap” by Danae Wheeler & Georgia Whelan
  • “Using mediation as a business tool – Part 2” by Paul Sills
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