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    They think it’s all over... it should be now

    13 December 2016 By Mark Field

    Mark Field considers the final steps of a mediation.

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    Interview: Tim Wallis, mediator and solicitor

    3 October 2016

    We speak to independent full-time mediator Tim Wallis ( 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.

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    Interview: Nigel Broadbent, director, Lupton Fawcett

    14 September 2016

    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 …

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    A beginner's guide to cross-border mediation

    5 August 2016 By Vincent Adon

    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.

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    Mediation: Preparing to mediate (part 3) - After the event

    26 July 2016 By Amanda Bucklow

    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.

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    Interview: Garden Court Chambers mediation team

    25 July 2016

    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.

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    The advantages and disadvantages of mediation

    14 June 2016 By Philip Hesketh

    Mediation has many advantages, but there are also downsides to it that should not be overlooked, warns Philip Hesketh

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    Mediation: Preparing to mediate (part 2) - On the day

    21 April 2016 By Amanda Bucklow

    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.

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    Mediation: Preparing to mediate (part 1)

    21 April 2016 By Amanda Bucklow

    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

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    Mediation: Preparation and good practice

    20 April 2016 By Mark Jackson-Stops

    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

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    RSVP: 'I accept'

    19 April 2016 Updated: 18 May 2016 By Mark Field

    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

  • Mediation: where do I begin?

    16 April 2016 Updated: 18 April 2016

    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

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