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Goodbye Law Society Civil and Commercial Mediation Accreditation Scheme

Take a look at this logo as from October it will have been consigned to the annals of history. In a bizarre move, the Law Society is closing its Civil and Commercial Mediation Accreditation scheme whilst retaining the Family Mediation Accreditation. I have to declare...

Why mediate? Case studies

Mediation Case Studies From the Mediator’s Mouth The following cases were matters in which the mediators had first hand involvement but the details have been altered to anonymize the parties involved. The cases show the comparative benefits of choosing mediation...

Mediation for workplace and employment disputes

Mediation is already quicker and cheaper than more traditional legal practices, and it could be about to become a far more practical solution for businesses across the UK. A Supreme Court ruling that the imposition of fees for those bringing employment tribunal claims...

Ryanair should mediate compensation claims

RyanAir has cancelled flights unexpectedly owing to pilot shortages.  The airline said it expected to face a compensation claims of up to €20m, while analysts said the final bill was likely to be €34.5m (£30.4m) as they marked down Ryanair’s full-year profit forecast...

Quote of the week

“pacta sunt servanda – agreements must be respected”. Gianni Pittella, leader of the EU parliament’s socialist group.