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Clinical Negligence Disputes – mediation is the answer

The National Health Service pays damages in over three-quarters of medical negligence claims in which legal proceedings are issued, updated figures show. Last year damages were awarded in 3,217 out of 4,234 clinical claims where legal proceedings were launched. The...

Send Mediations

At today’s All Mediation Conference, the College of Mediators and Civil Mediation Council were pleased to announce, with the support of the Department for Education, the introduction of Standards for SEND Mediation. The Standards were created using examples of...

Online Court

The Master of the Rolls has said the government had “declined to promote” primary legislation needed to set up a single Online Court, covering civil, family and tribunal claims. Instead the separate jurisdictions would remain, but be accessed by a single digital...

Divorce – another business transaction

Entrepreneurs are aggravating the distress of divorce by treating it as “just another business deal”, lawyers have said. Husbands and wives in an estimated 5 per cent of divorces now use boardroom negotiating techniques to try and make their former spouses...

Business support for mediation

Herbert Smith Freehills has teamed up with PwC and IMI (International Mediation Institute) to identify key insights that emerge from the extensive voting data collected during the Global Pound Conference series. With a focus on the needs of corporate users of dispute...