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Live webinar broadcast: Wednesday, 4 December 2019, 12.30-13.30

** If you are unable to make the live broadcast, the on-demand version will be available within five working days after the live session.

This webinar is inclusive to Civil Litigation Section members. For further information, please visit our website here.

This webinar will focus on recent developments in the field of mediation. Our expert will provide an overview of the impact of these changes to the legal profession in England and Wales, Scotland and internationally following the Singapore Convention in August 2019. The webinar will additionally look at the impact of the implementation of the Civil Justice Council Report on alternative dispute resolution (ADR).

This webinar will cover
• the Civil Justice Council Report and possible Court rule changes,
• mediation – mandatory v voluntary, Opt in vs Opt out, Lomax v Lomax,
• Notice to Mediate procedure,
• the Mediation Pilots,
• the position in Scotland,
• the Singapore Convention on Mediation,
• other – fixed fees: Costs savings Mediation pilots,
• the role of the Civil Mediation Council.

By attending this webinar, you will gain
• an understanding of the direction of travel for mediation nationally and internationally,
• a knowledge about rule changes that may be brought in to implement the Civil Justice Council Report,
• the impact of Lomax v Lomax.

Peter Causton, mediator, ProMediate
Peter is a Civil and Commercial and workplace mediator. He has conducted many mediations in a multitude of different areas. He is Civil Litigation representative on the Law Society Council. He is also a solicitor, barrister and DDJ and is on the Judicial Liaison Committee dealing with the implementation of the Civil Justice Council’s ADR Report. He set up a CMC registered mediation provider and CTSI regulated ADR Provider providing ADR solutions for consumer v business disputes. ProMediate runs the Manchester Mediation Pilot and has been shortlisted for awards including the 2020 Personal Injury Awards for Mediation Achiever of the year. Peter is a passionate advocate of mediation. Peter won the award for Mediator of the Year (Highly Commended) in 2018 at the National Mediation Awards.