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Clinical Negligence Mediation – more to offer than a JSM?

I have had lawyers say to me: “We don’t need to mediate; we know how to negotiate.”  This seems like a more extreme version of “We can settle cases ourselves at Joint Settlement Meeting (JSM) and mediation doesn’t add anything.”  It misses a major option for negotiators. Increasing the options Some cases can be resolved […]

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No Tribunal Fees? – It still pays to mediate

When Employment Tribunal fees were introduced, with effect from 29 July 2013, there was an immediate drop in the number of claims made. Last month The Supreme Court has said that the law imposing fees prevents access to justice and is therefore unlawful. The Government will now stop charging fees and will reimburse the fees […]

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Mediation and the land of Genghis Khan

Mongolia is often regarded as synonymous with remoteness and in the case of its infamous 12 century ruler, Genghis Khan, for barbarism, brutality and authoritarian control.  These are both myths, as I discovered when training mediators for the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (“CEDR”) in Ulan Bator, Mongolia’s capital city, at the beginning of April. […]

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