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A couple of innovations

We have introduced a couple of innovations, taking the opportunity to revamp our website at the same time as we received our award from Public Sector magazine

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Public Sector magazine award

John Farage O’Brien has taken the Legal Dispute Resolution award in the magazine’s annual Excellence in Business Awards, in recognition of the firm’s work in advising and representing those involved in construction disputes, many involving the public sector

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How I help people end disputes

To disagree with someone is a healthy and very human thing to do, says John O’Brien in this interview. It is our differences in opinion that make us individuals, and this fosters conversation and debate.

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John O’Brien with his firm’s Public Sector magazine award

The view from the arbitrator’s chair

John O’Brien has a fundamental belief that in life people can generally be separated into two distinct groups, those with integrity and those without. He has found that this division has given rise to many of the disputes he has been involved in over the years

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When those in dispute go to war

Many of the professional people I meet have no idea that some of the biggest commercial contract disputes in this jurisdiction are fought, settled or decided behind closed doors.

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