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Mediation Highlights in 2015 and Predictions for 2016

  As 2015 draws to a close, what were the highlights for mediation during the year and what do we have to look forward to in 2016? An E-Court portal in every shopping centre? 2015 2015 was a momentous year for civil litigation and there was no sign of changes ending...

Happy New Year!

As as the new year approaches what next for ADR? It will be an exciting year with Court reforms and the introduction of the Online Dispute Resolution Platform from 15 February. Not many businesses realise but they will be obliged to provide a link to the platform on...

Retailers – Don’t believe the hype

Following the implementation of the ADR Directive, retailers and traders are often faced with a choice between putting forward a mediation or ombudsman ADR entity to customers with unresolved complaints and whether to use either. Ombudsmen are publicising themselves...

Diversity Crisis in the Mediation Profession

Scotland’s solicitors’ profession has officially turned female as the Law Society in Edinburgh announced yesterday that women outnumbered men in practice. 51 per cent of the 11,000 solicitors are women. An unspoken issue with civil and commercial mediation...