16. Dispute Resolution

  1. Both parties acknowledge that circumstances change and that situations will arise which may not have been fully anticipated by any agreements, and that this may lead to disputes about responsibilities under the terms of agreements. In such circumstances, both parties undertake to work in good faith and to use every reasonable endeavour to find a mutually acceptable resolution to such disputes.

  2. Should a dispute of any nature arise between the parties to an agreement, then the designated nominees will use every reasonable endeavour to resolve such dispute.

  3. Should the designated nominees fail to bring any dispute to resolution within 14 days of written notice of a dispute being given by either party's nominee to the other, then a formal notice shall be served by the formal representative of the party first notifying the dispute to the other party's formal representative.

  4. The formal representatives of each party shall use every reasonable endeavour to resolve the dispute, such as but not limited to holding meetings of all interested parties.

  5. Should all efforts to address the dispute not reach a resolution within 30 days of the date of formal notification under Section 15. Notices, then the parties shall appoint an independent arbiter to consider and arbitrate on the dispute.  Should the parties not be able within 7 days to agree on such a person, then they shall ask the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford to nominate an arbiter, which selection shall be binding upon both parties.

  6. The decision of the duly appointed arbiter shall be binding upon both parties.

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