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Why should you mediate clinical negligence disputes?

I have just attended the Medico Legal conference in London and spoke alongside Sir Rupert Jackson and explained the benefits of mediation to those present. Me on the podium Amongst the points I made was that mediation can be part of the solution to high legal fees. I...

Why did Brexit negotiations go wrong?

It is almost universally accepted that Brexit negotiations went badly wrong, but how? I would say that it started with Theresa May’s red lines of no customs union European court or single market. It was always the mantra of “no deal is better than a bad deal” which...

Why use CEDR?

So you are looking for a mediator for your dispute, whether it is going through the Courts or is a consumer dispute? It can be a daunting prospect, particularly if you haven’t used a mediator before. The obvious choice is #CEDR given their dominance on the mediation...

Why you shouldn’t use CEDR? How do you choose a mediator?

A question often asked by parties to a dispute looking for a mediator is “who should I use?” There are many on offer and large mediation providers like #CEDR. It’s very easy to go for CEDR, particularly if they are named in the contract. But you shouldn’t feel obliged...

Why should I use the Manchester Mediation Pilot? It’s free! *

So, you have agreed to mediate or the Court has decided that you should consider it? You still have a choice, although refusing to take part might result in the Court making a costs order against you. A beautiful conference room at the civil justice centre In any...