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Using mediation to renegotiate a contract

A mediator does not usually become involved until there is a dispute, often with the threat of litigation on the horizon. However, as businesses face the fact that some contracts simply cannot be performed in a difficult economic environment, mediation is being used...

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The new normal: how mediation can heal business rifts

As businesses face a new year and a world still coping with massive change and disruption, we look at the role mediation can play in healing rifts and hastening the return to commercial wellbeing. With the fallout from Covid-19 still being felt in most sectors, many...

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The future of virtual mediation

The overnight transition to online mediation has highlighted many advantages of dealing with disputes virtually. The success of hearing cases via Zoom meetings raises the question of what the future will look like. Will virtual mediation become the norm, or will we...

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Admiralty Dispute Mediation

“Why didn’t you keep clear? “I was keeping clear until you altered course into me!” “Didn’t you see my deep draught signals?” “We were in 100 metres of water!” Nothing unusual with the dialogue – two vessels in collision both blaming the other. Each side is convinced...

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The role of mediation in steering businesses out of lockdown

As businesses work hard to regain ground post-lockdown, they risk being swamped with claims and disputes resulting from problems caused by the disruption. Litigation can be crippling, both with regards to the time taken to deal with it and to the financial cost. At a...

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A note from Jonathan Lux, of Lux Mediation

We mediation enthusiasts often speak of ‘win, win’ outcomes and, with excellent reason when one considers the 80:20 rule. Research shows that in many cases 20 per cent of costs incurred in litigation or arbitration are spent acquiring 80 per cent of the evidence, and...

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