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Mediation at work
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • March 31 2009

A recent study by the CIPD has identified that "conflict and bullying tend to increase during financial downturns and managers need to be ready to address incidents early so as not to let them damage wellbeing or performance"


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


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


Mediation in the workplace - the insider's guide
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • December 8 2011

Many years ago I was encouraged to submit a high-profile equal pay claim to mediation


Employment mediations - an insider's guide, Part 6
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • February 22 2012

At the end of the joint session (see Part 5 on 7 February) the mediator will move the parties on to the Exploration Phase, talking separately to each party


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


Employment mediations an insider’s guide, part 3
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • July 24 2014

In Part 1 of this series I referred to some of the basic principles underlying a successful mediation. But why should the parties consider themselves


Employment mediations an insider’s guide, part 10
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • August 20 2014

Not all mediations settle. The Employment Tribunal mediation system boasts a success rate of 70, while CEDR’s experience is that of about 85 of its


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