Mediation focus

  • Amanda Bucklow

    Mediation: the challenges and benefits of in-person and remote mediation


    Amanda Bucklow considers the advantages and drawbacks, the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, and tips on how to make the most of remote mediation.

  • women solicitors talking smiling communicating

    CJEU confirms insured parties’ right to choose lawyer for mediation


    A person using legal expenses insurance (LEI) has the right under EU law to choose their own lawyer for mediation proceedings, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has ruled.

  • Avi Dolties

    Can mediation deliver in cost disputes?


    Avi Dolties asks whether it’s time to start tapping into mediation to settle costs disputes.

  • Shaking hands over desk

    Mediation – where do we go now?


    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.

  • mediation

    Mediation in uncertain times: CMC annual conference report


    Jonathan Haydn-Williams reports back from the Civil Mediation Council’s (CMC) annual conference.

  • Mediation-dictionary-definition-image-colour

    What happens in a mediation stays in a mediation. Or does it?


    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 285x194

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


    Mark Field considers the final steps of a mediation.

  • tim wallis

    Interview: Tim Wallis, mediator and solicitor


    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.

  • nigel broadbent 2

    Interview: Nigel Broadbent, director, Lupton Fawcett


    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 ...

  • Int globe 3

    A beginner's guide to cross-border mediation


    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.

  • fitting the last puzzle piece

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


    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.

  • garden court chambers exterior

    Interview: Garden Court Chambers mediation team


    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.

  • Philip Hesketh

    The advantages and disadvantages of mediation


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

  • sunrise

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


    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.

  • ducks row

    Mediation: Preparing to mediate (part 1)


    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

  • tickbox

    Mediation: Preparation and good practice


    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

  • Mediation image

    RSVP: 'I accept'


    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

  • Feature

    Mediation: where do I begin?


    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

  • andrew ritchie qc

    Arbitrate, don't litigate


    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?

  • Large Rachel Crookes

    Mitigating the fee rise: a partner's perspective


    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