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Neighbour disputes- They should’ve mediated!

In an astonishing waste of time and money, three magistrates, four lawyers, two firemen and an expert witness were dragged into court to resolve a row between neighbours over a lightbulb that was too bright. Lesley Simkin’s neighbour in Lytham, Lancashire...

Manchester Mediation Pilot 1 September

            Mediation Pilot launch Practitioners will be aware that the Courts encourage parties to use mediation to resolve disputes and that a refusal to mediate can result in costs sanctions. To help those involved in litigation to try...

Dating Services – don’t sue – mediate!

We sometimes deal with complaints about dating services in our capacity as a certified ADR Provider, but nothing so extreme as was recently reported: Darlene Daggett had high hopes of finding her ideal partner when she took out a “CEO level” membership...

Underhand tactics in negotiations

  It is not uncommon in mediations for one party to take the best most spacious room and consign the other party to the smallest most uncomfortable cupboard type space. Similarly, they can withhold lunch or refreshments until the other party is desperate in order...

Neighbour dispute? Mediate

Another sorry tale of a neighbour dispute which escalated out of all proportion in the Daily Mail: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-4776546/The-respectable-neighbours-cost-sanity The dispute resulted in a long and expensive civil court battle. The case has...