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Clinical negligence lawyers spurning mediation

Claimant lawyers ‘resisting’ mediation, NHS Resolution chief executive has told MPs. We ask, is it fair to blame Claimant lawyers for a disappointing takeup? Is this down to the mediation providers that NHSR selected to run its mediation scheme in December...

Mediation Consultation launched

The CJC is asking for submissions on the future role of ADR in Civil Justice An expert working group of the Civil Justice Council (CJC) has published a comprehensive interim report on the existing role and potential future role of ADR (alternate dispute resolution) in...

Civil Justice Council says mediation has not gone far enough

In future Court users may find they are prompted to use mediation as part of the Court process. The age old debate as to whether it should be made compulsory continues. The Civil Justice Council has supported Compulsory mediation with most parties being required to...

Forced to Mediate! Royal Mail – dispute about dispute resolution

Sometimes getting the parties to agree to mediate and the identity of the mediator is an uphill struggle. Ironically it is sometimes necessary to go to Court to resolve a dispute about how to resolve a dispute. The Royal Mail has halted Britain’s first planned...

Manchester Mediation Event 17 October 2017

ASSOCIATION OF NORTHERN MEDIATORS PRESENTS AS PART OF THE NATIONAL MEDIATION AWARENESS WEEK TAKING THE “A” OUT OF “ADR” A Celebration of 25 years of mediation and The Manchester Mediation Pilot – what you need to know Tuesday 17th October 2017 at Eversheds LLP...

How to change a person’s mind in negotiations

We don’t like changing our minds In recent years psychologists have uncovered two powerful forces that stop us changing our minds Firstly once we’ve made a decision we tend to stick with it – this is known by psychologists as the “Commitment” effect. This is why...

Why Mediate?

Mediation is frequently suggested by one or other party to a dispute but it takes both parties to agree to use it. The Courts are now promoting mediation through the Pre-action protocols, the directions questionnaire that the parties have to complete in each case and...

Dispute Resolution Clauses – Union could be forced to mediate

Frighteningly enough there are now few weeks left before Christmas and people are gearing up to buy presents online.  The Royal Mail, by contrast, is gearing up for a dispute. Could mediation save the day? It is becoming common to include DR “Dispute...

Landlord and tenant redress plans

We have dealt with many disputes between landlords and tenants. Disputes concerning deposits and damage to property are common and well suited to mediation. The Conservative party has announced that (assuming it remains in power) it will bring in a compulsory redress...

Five Star Review

Another satisfied business using our consumer mediation service. 5 star...