A survey of corporate and legal businesses by EY has revealed that many businesses moved away from litigation during the pandemic, instead favouring more conciliatory methods of dispute resolution. However, the research also suggests that there may be an increase in litigation to come. 

Official guidance released by the Cabinet Office in May 2020, called on corporates to avoid litigation during the pandemic where possible, and it appears that many heeded this advice, instead turning to negotiation and mediation to resolve disputes. 

63 per cent of corporate respondents to the YouGov survey, which included more than 100 FTSE350 and private companies, said they had ‘adopted a more conciliatory approach’ to...

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