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‘Failed’ Mediations and Mediators

Many a mediation does not lead to settlement. But was the mediation a failure and if so, why;  and did the mediator do a good job? Settlement rates from mediation show that most disputes settle at or soon after the mediation, over 70%. What of those that do not settle? The mediator, the parties or […]

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Organisational mediation: Weeding out conflict

Still too often, organisational conflict looks like “business as usual”. From differences between colleagues to boardroom fallouts, teams that should collaborate sometimes turn into “intense corporate warzones” as Fiona Colquhoun, CEDR Director and mediator defined it at yesterday’s workshop on Organisational Mediation. Chaired by Fiona Colquhoun, five experts – Emilie Cole, Partner at Bindmans; Scott Maynard, […]

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You are not alone: separating people and problem

What to do when a disputant can’t make a deal or ‘face up’ to reality The landmark negotiation book ‘Getting to Yes” (by Roger Fisher and William Ury) talks about the importance of separating the person from the problem. This is of course a nice idea, but the reality for most of us is that […]

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Stepped Dispute Resolution Clauses and the Road to Settlement

Many contracts contain stepped dispute resolution clauses, requiring the parties to negotiate in advance of any mediation. These discussions are often a missed opportunity. Even worse, they may aggravate disputes Although many business people have great experience in negotiation, dialogue to settle disputes presents unique challenges. It is very different to, say, negotiating the terms […]

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From Vague to Value: Here’s why an expert should take a seat at your negotiation table

IMAGINE you want to negotiate and you have no clue about what, with whom and where and when to start… IMAGINE you want to negotiate and you have no seat at the table… IMAGINE you want to negotiate and the parameters, rules and goal posts are constantly changing… We could continue this daunting list and […]

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Experiencing the Student’s International Negotiation Competition

In preparing for the National Student Negotiation Competition for England and Wales, we interviewed Nina Kelley former student at the University of Law, Bloomsbury and qualified barrister, winner of last year’s competition with her negotiation partner Juliet Mullany  about her experiences at the International Final, held this year in Lucerne, Switzerland. How did you find […]

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Working with technology: a Matrix of Mediation Issues

In the past year, the use of technology in Alternative Dispute Resolution processes has been widely discussed: the spread of communication technology, the introduction of Regulation from the European Union concerning Online Dispute Resolution for consumer disputes, and the Briggs Report discussing potential Online Courts are only a few examples of it. Modern tools are […]

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Women and Leadership: How to be More Like Michelle (Obama) and Less Like Donald.

By Liz Rivers I’ve always admired Michelle Obama for her combination of warmth, intelligence, groundedness and courage. If you love her too the good news is that you can channel your Inner Michelle to be an influential woman and make a positive difference. I speak and coach all over Europe and the UK and here’s […]

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Avoiding the nightmare: a collaborative approach

On Monday 31 October the CPR Institute of New York and CEDR cooperated on a Corporate Counsel event at Eversheds at which they announced their new collaboration agreement, which will give access to users of CPR’s International Arbitration Rules in Europe, joint training in New York and Brazil and promotion of CEDR’s training. A common […]

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