A recent report announced that the NHS in England has just had its busiest year in its history with more patients than ever seeking help – over 23 million visits were made to Accident & Emergency in the 12 months to 31 March 2016, a rise of more than 500,000 on the previous year. It […]
I was recently involved in a technology-related dispute. When reading the mediation papers in preparation for the day, it made me reflect on how quickly technology has (and continues to) revolutionised the world around us. Every aspect of our personal and professional lives have arguably been changed by computer systems that allow us access to […]
On 29 October the Singapore Mediation Lecture, organised by the Singapore Mediation Centre and the Harry Elias Partnership at the Singapore Management University, was delivered by Dr Hans Peter Frick, former Chief Legal Officer of Nestlé SA. He shared his experience in implementing mediation practice within his company’s culture. We at CEDR know that Nestlé […]
The perennial challenge for many ADR transformation projects is that, if any, rules and regulations are required to introduce or catalyse mediation in a jurisdiction. These questions are important because although some forms of ADR can work with limited or no legal foundations there will have to be some sort of mechanism that enforces a […]
The 2015 edition of the Civil Mediation Council Annual Conference was headlined by the day’s topic of “Mediation: Meeting Participants’ Expectations?” Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury started the day by reminding everyone that in spite of mediation’s relatively recent rising in popularity, this method of dispute resolution has, in fact, been around since the Middle Ages, […]
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