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Post office sub postmaster Case settles in mediation

The Bates v Post Office group litigation, which has dragged on for over three years, has been settled, the parties announced today with the Post Office admitting ‘we got things wrong in our dealings with a number of postmasters’. In a joint statement, the parties said...

What is the Judicial ADR LIAISON Committee?

I am a member of the Civil Justice Council’s Judicial Liaison Committee tasked with looking into and hopefully implementing the CJC’s Report on ADR published a year ago. The Committee is intended to provide the judiciary, the ADR community and the professions with a...

Top Negotiation Tip 1 Go to the balcony Copy

 “Go to the Balcony” As William Ury reminds us in Getting Past No, during the most heated arguments it is often best for you to imagine yourself on stage and to mentally ‘go to the balcony’ or remove yourself from the situation at hand in order to take a larger view...

The Law’s delay

Statistics released by the Court service for July to September 2019 show that it took an average of 38.1 weeks between a small claim being issued and the claim going to trial, 3.2 weeks longer than in the same period in the previous year. A sustained period of...

Seasons greetings from ProMediate

Christmas is an ideal time to resolve disputes before the New Year and further challenges await. Please contact us to find a mediator....

Family Law Statistics – why mediate?

Statistics from the Ministry of Justice this year show that divorce proceedings are taking longer. The mean average time from the date of the petition to the date of the decree nisi was 33 weeks, up 5 weeks from the same period in 2018, and the mean average time from...

Crazy litigation of the week!

A primary school secretary stuck living ‘unhappily’ with her ex for three years after they split – while she paid the whole mortgage – has been told to hand him half of the £1.5million property by a judge. Mother-of-three Kim Springall has also...

Other providers? Why choose ProMediate?

A customer of another provider contacted us the other day to say they had used a mediator and commented: Reading the reviews regarding (X mediator) I can only draw the conclusion that we had the unfortunate experience of an ‘off day’ -belligerence was...

Dealing With Disputes With Dentists

If you’ve felt dissatisfied with your dentist’s treatment, or had a further issue arise because of something they may have done, it can be difficult to know what steps to take. Many patients don’t like to make a complaint, especially if they’ve found a dentist that...