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Early conciliation
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • March 15 2013

All prospective Tribunal claimants will be required to contact Acas to discuss early conciliation before they will be allowed to lodge proceedings in


Sticks and stones - the real story
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • November 26 2015

"Sticks and stones may break my bones but names will never hurt me" goes the childhood rhyme. Really? Let's not kid ourselves. Words are powerful and


Yes, but what if they stay? the aftermath of covertly recording your colleagues
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • April 27 2015

Some thorny issues for employers arise from the reported settlement last week of a sexual discrimination and harassment claim brought against Goldman


Employment mediations an insider’s guide, part four
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • July 28 2014

Sometimes the parties to a mediation are asked to provide the mediator in advance with a “position paper”. This is a document of a few pages


UK early conciliation scheme taking on water already?
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • July 30 2013

Part of the Government's proposals "to reduce the burdens on business" (i.e. the cost to the Government of running the Employment Tribunal system) is


Employment mediation - an insider's guide, part four
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • January 30 2012

Sometimes the parties to a mediation are asked to provide the mediator in advance with a position paper


Employment mediations an insider’s guide part 2
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • July 22 2014

Time in any mediation is often both limited and precious. Once it is underway there is little time for sorting out the preliminaries. As a result, it


Employment mediations an insider’s guide, part 9
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • August 18 2014

As a mediator I am often asked, sometimes in the mediation itself, what negotiating stance a party should adopt in order to get the best deal out of


Employment mediations an insider’s guide, part 8
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • August 14 2014

In the previous piece in this series I discussed the transition from exploration to bargaining in an employment mediation, the move from the


Ain’t no cure for the summertime blues? Consider mediation in your employment disputes
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • July 16 2014

Following the introduction of the new flexible working regime last month, nothing new is expected on the employment law front for some while. We are