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Eye watering costs of employment restrictive covenant case

In a recent High Court case, Quilter v Falconer http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/QB/2020/3294.html [2020] EWHC 3294 (QB)the judge criticised the parties for incurring “eye watering” costs. By the time the trial was heard by this court in November 2020, the...

Workplace Mediation – A Case Study – by Mediator Jackie Kenny

ProMediate is offering mediators the chance to convert to workplace mediation in February 2021 – a four evening course. ProMediate offers workplace mediation to businesses and organisations looking to resolve workplace problems in a more constructive way. Many...

Data Protection and Mediation. By ProMediate panel member Richard Kaye

Data Protection and Mediation when it goes wrong   In May 2018, new legislation came into force that gave individuals more control over personal data and what data can be held by organisations. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and the Data Protection Act...

The power of compromise

“In this world there is no room for mature compromise. Indeed, compromise is seen as a dirty word. In fact, the opposite is true,” “Strong leadership knows when to compromise to achieve a greater good. If the world is to work together to ‘build back better’ then we...

Mediation in possession proceedings for landlords and tenants

New mediation pilot to support landlords and tenants A new mediation pilot will be introduced next month with a view to supporting landlords and renters who face court procedures and potential eviction, the government has announced. The new service will offer...

Workplace mediation – by Promediate panel member – Paul Kirkwood

Conflict Styles – Workplace Mediation – by Paul Kirkwood Not long before the world as we know it changed dramatically as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, I was instructed by a law firm to mediate a workplace dispute between two directors of a large...