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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.

Joining ProMediate – Going Places

Are you interested in joining a forward looking mediation panel with minimal/zero membership fees? Do you need a mediation shadowing to complete your training? If so, please get in touch enquiries@promediate.co.uk ProMediate is an innovative mediation service...

Settlement of the week

A settlement from a private healthcare company after a surgeon was convicted of wounding with intent is likely to be “less than the victims need”, lawyers said yesterday. Some 750 patients treated by Ian Paterson (pictured) will receive a share of a...

Debt Pre-action Protocol

Today we are focussing on the new debt Pre-action Protocol for debt claims which requires creditors to consider mediation/ADR. The Pre-Action Protocol for Debt Claims (“the PAP DC”), which comes into force on 1st October, represents a significant change in the...

Defamation claims

  Libel claims do not have to show actual damage, judges rule. An individual can sue over likely damage to reputation rather than having to show actual harm has been caused, senior judges have ruled. In a test case in the Court of Appeal, judges said that libel...

Quarterly statistics show an increase in court cases

  It appears that people are not heeding the warning that issuing Court proceedings should be a last resort: Civil Justice Statistics Quarterly, England and Wales, January to March 2017 (provisional) and Royal Courts of Justice 2016 Main points In January to...