Mediation focus – Page 2

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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?

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    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

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    The price of justice: mitigating the impact of the new court fees


    It remains to be seen whether higher fees will improve the courts service. What is evident, though, is that legal advisers acting for either a potential claimant or defendant need to be flexible in the way in which disputes are handled, both in respect of how they are resolved and ...

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    To mediate or not to mediate?


    Mark Field looks at reasons to consider mediation in preference to a joint settlement meeting

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    We can work it out


    The defendant in the recent PGF II  judgment was sanctioned for refusing to consider ADR. Sana Bibi explains why following the Jackson reforms, parties should ignore mediation at their peril