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Why should I use the Manchester Mediation Pilot? It’s free! *

So, you have agreed to mediate or the Court has decided that you should consider it? You still have a choice, although refusing to take part might result in the Court making a costs order against you. A beautiful conference room at the civil justice centre In any...

NHSR Business Plan published 110% increase in mediation

The NHSR published its business plan today which included a further commitment to Mediation, saying We are pressing forward with our efforts to resolve increasing numbers of claims without litigation, to minimise unnecessary delays and to improve the experience for...

Online Procedure Rules

A bill has been published setting out the way in which the Rules of Online Procedure will be drafted and to establish an online Rules Committee. ·         Courts and Tribunals (Online Procedure) The Bill provides that: Rules for an online procedure in courts and...

Boundary or Property Dispute – Mediate!

Disputes over boundaries are very common and can cause expense and misery for those involved. Our message to people involved in such disputes is mediate early on and nip the problem in the bud, as the following story from the Daily Mail illustrates: A couple’s...

RSVP – I accept – by Mark Field

RSVP: “I accept” As Professor Dominic Regan of City Law School London has remarked, “mediation is like sex – it is thought about more often than it is practised”.  But the judiciary is certainly playing its part in narrowing the disparity between the...

Joint Settlement Meeting or Mediation? – By Mark Field

Time for Mediation v JSM? “We are happy with a JSM”. “We see no reason to use mediation.” “We are so far apart that a mediation would be pointless.” These are typical responses of practitioners to a proposal of a mediation. As a method of dispute resolution, mediation...