Anxiety had been increasing over the issue of membership lists and in particular votes that were to be granted to new members, admitted to the party during an 'amnesty' in August.
An emergency executive meeting had been planned to discuss the issue this Saturday, with the very real possibility of a postponement of next Wednesday's leadership election. The fall-out for the party and its reputation would have been serious.
It's now emerged that the threat of legal action has been withdrawn and the UUP's executive will no longer meet this Saturday. So we must assume that the leadership election will proceed next week, as planned.
That's good news for the party, if the confusion around membership has genuinely been settled to everyone's satisfaction.