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Why miss an opportunity – prepare the mediation

The aim of this article is to assist the Parties, and their legal representatives, to shift the focus from legal issues and prepare for mediation in order to find a resolution. 1. For the Party in dispute to consider. Realism; what do you need to achieve? What...

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Different Styles of Mediation

There are a number of different mediation processes that an experienced mediator can use to resolve a dispute. In most commercial disputes, either facilitative or evaluative mediation is used, with a less common third option of transformative mediation. We look at the...

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GTDT Mediation – Introduction

History Mediation is the most popular of a range of dispute resolution methods covered by the acronym ‘ADR’: alternative dispute resolution. The terminology here can be somewhat confused. Some say that ADR stands for ‘alternative dispute resolution’ (ie, an...

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Mediation set to increase internationally and at home

With the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL)’s Singapore Mediation Convention being signed by 46 countries already and the Civil Justice Council’s working group recommending strategies to increase the use of alternative dispute resolution...

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How To Choose A Mediator?

The increasing recognition that mediation has significant advantages over other dispute resolution options, inevitably leads to an increase in demand for mediators. In alignment with economic principles an increase in demand results in a supply increase and the...

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Should England and Wales have a formal mediation bill?

A draft proposal for a mediation bill has been lodged with the Scottish Parliament for consultation. The Mediation (Scotland) Bill, proposed by Margaret Mitchell, MSP for Central Scotland, seeks to increase the use and consistency of mediation in Scotland. The draft...

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When to Mediate?

One of the main selling points of mediation is that it is cost effective, others include; confidentiality; discretionary; the parties control the outcome; quickness of process; opportunities to preserve ongoing relationships and the resolution can include wider...

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Litigation/Arbitration/Mediation

Litigation is heavy duty and, according to at least one High Court Judge, arbitration is ’unwigged’ court proceedings: similar in terms of time and cost but the arbitrator doesn’t wear a wig (although some undoubtedly should!). What then with mediation: the 80:20 rule...

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