Mediation continues to face challenges in its journey from an alternative to mainstream form of dispute resolution, not least being overshadowed by Brexit. Peter Causton rounds up the latest developments.
Jonathan Haydn-Williams reports back from the Civil Mediation Council’s (CMC) annual conference.
In Savings Advice Ltd, Master Howarth found that factual statements as to the amount of costs used in mediations could be used in subsequent assessment proceedings. Does this mean not everything in a mediation stays secret, asks Deborah Burke.
Mark Field considers the final steps of a mediation.
We speak to independent full-time mediator Tim Wallis (http://www.tim-wallis.co.uk/) on his daily practice, including the selection process, his pre-mediation service, handling difficult clients, and what happens once the day is over. He also gives his best practice advice on making the mediation go as smoothly as possible.
Nigel Broadbent, director and head of the Dispute Management Department at Lupton Fawcett in Leeds, discusses his approach to mediation, including preparation, handling resistant parties, the trends he’s seen over the last 10 years - and what he wished he known about the mediation process when he began his career …
Cross-border mediation is a process where a mediator assists two or more parties to manage and resolve a multi-jurisdictional dispute within the EU. Vincent Adon, mediator and founder of London ADR, presents a beginner’s guide.
In the third and final part of a three-part series on effective mediation strategies, Amanda Bucklow looks at strategies for getting the best out of the day, whatever the outcome.
Helen Curtis and Liz Davies, barrister mediators in the Garden Court Chambers mediation team, discuss the role of barristers in mediation - both barrister mediators and barristers who attend a mediation on behalf of a client.
Mediation has many advantages, but there are also downsides to it that should not be overlooked, warns Philip Hesketh
In the second of a three-part series on effective mediation strategies, Amanda Bucklow considers how you can make the mediation day the best opportunity for certainty of outcome for your client.
There are several strategies that legal professionals can adopt before, during and after a mediation which will ensure the best possible use of your time and resources. In the first of a three-part article, mediator Amanda Bucklow shares her top pre-mediation day planning tips
Mark Jackson-Stops, mediator and founder of mediation chambers In Place of Strife, provides an in-depth guide to the vital points you and your client must consider prior to mediation
It’s clear from recent case law that the courts will judge unfavourably those parties that do not engage in mediation. Mark Field explains why, if you receive an offer to mediate, you should accept it and do so promptly
This webinar, inclusive in Civil Litigation Section membership, will provide an introduction to the basics of arbitration and its practical workings, plus the benefits of PIcARBS
There are many mediators for hire out there. But who should you choose, and how much should you pay for their services? Nigel Broadbent, director at Lupton Fawcett Denison Till and heads of the Dispute Management Department, shares his advice
With the civil courts in crisis, could arbitration be a quicker and more cost-effective alternative to litigation in resolving personal injury and clinical negligence claims?
Solicitors now have until 1 October 2015 to comply with the EU alternative dispute resolution directive
Litigation partner Rachel Crookes provides her own take on how your firm can face the civil fees rise head on, and keep costs low, by engaging more fully with dispute resolution mechanisms
The president of the Supreme Court voices his support of mediation in a range of civil cases