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Mediation requirement stops Ryanair strike by Irish pilots!

Ryanair has been granted an injunction to stop a 48-hour strike planned by its Irish pilots, as it awaits the outcome of a last-minute court action to prevent its UK-based pilots walking out ahead of the busy bank holiday weekend. The Irish high court granted the...

Are dispute resolution clauses enforceable?

OHPEN OPERATIONS v INVESCO FUND MANAGERS At ProMediate we always recommend including mediation in a contract by way of a dispute resolution clause and have sample clauses available on our website. We would encourage parties to put ProMediate in such clauses as we are...

What is the Singapore Mediation Convention?

by Peter Causton |  The Singapore convention was signed on 7 August but the UK and EU are not yet signatories. It is potentially a great leap forward for international mediation. The EU is apparently thinking about whether individual states need to sign or the bloc as...

Should inheritance cases be mediated?

A Judge recently suggested that inheritance act cases should be subject to early neutral evaluation as in family financial remedy hearings. The Royal Courts of Justice The issue has come to the fore in relation to a particularly unpleasant sounding dispute which...

Do you need a property mediator?

Peter Causton has passed his specialist industry accreditation in delivering remote mediation from the Mediator Network. This demonstrates that he has been successfully trained in remote mediation...

Scottish Mediation Proposals – recommends MIAMs

Following hard on the heels of the Civil Justice Council Report on ADR, a report has been published proposing a strategy to “normalise” the use of mediation in the civil justice system in Scotland as a “viable option in addition to, and often instead of, litigation”....

Gambling complaints increase

As an ADR Provider in the gambling industry we always keep abreast of developments. The number of gamblers complaining about British betting firms has risen almost 5,000% in the past five years. There were a record 8,266 complaints last year, Gambling Commission...

Workplace mediation – is it for you?

Introduction Mediation is a voluntary process led by an impartial third party that organisations can use to resolve conflict. Conflict can occur in any employment relationship and is best dealt with early at source. If left unchecked, it can fester and escalate,...

Why use Workplace mediation?

Following a recent mediation at a national PLC, an employee’s feedback was as follows: “I would just like to thank the Mediator for helping to sort out a long running problem I had been experiencing with x. I was sceptical initially but somehow the mediator was able...