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The challenges and benefits of in-person and remote mediation

October 27 2020 Amanda Bucklow has been using Zoom to conduct mediation for years. She considers the advantages and drawbacks, the impact of the coronavirus…

How to persuade your client to mediate

August 26 2020 As mediators we’re often told by lawyers that their clients have tried to negotiate business exec to business exec and that hasn’t worked and…

Inheritance disputes - how mediation can resolve and reconcile

May 1 2020 Divorce and remarriage, DIY wills, rocketing property values and fallout from the Supreme Court's 2017 judgement in Ilott v Mitson - these are all…

Mediation statements - what, why, how?

September 9 2020 Mediation statement, position paper, summary - is the lack of a defined description a matter of semantics, or something more? So often, it will…

Could robots replace humans in mediation?

August 11 2020 AI and algorithms are increasingly being used in alternative dispute resolution - but can a robot really replace the flesh and blood of a trained…

Mediation and the art of verbal communication

September 12 2022 Voice. It's not the first thing that comes to mind when you consider what makes a successful mediation, is it? Yet a mediator's verbal communication…

Pre-issue mediation for family wealth disputes

August 31 2022 This question arose at a recent ThoughtLeaders4 conference entitled The Modern Trust: Contentious Trusts in a Changed Social Landscape where I co-led…

MoJ announces consultation on increasing use of mediation in the civil justice system

August 5 2022 We welcome the news that the Ministry of Justice has announced a consultation on increasing the use of mediation in the civil justice system. The MoJ…

Why mediation is like leading an orchestra

June 29 2022 Did you know that the conductor of an orchestra is always one and a half beats ahead of the musicians? The role of the conductor is not to keep the…

The merits of a dispute - when opposite views clash!

April 20 2022 A discussion with Andrew Miller QC and Rebecca Attree Andrew Miller QC - After an exceptional 30 years of practice as a top ranked commercial…