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 Hayden-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