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Addressing mental wellbeing issues in the workplace

Mental ill health affects us all in one way or another. Whether personally or professionally, at home or work, through friends or family, an increasing number of people are directly or indirectly confronted by mental health issues. According to the Mental Health Foundation, at least one in four British adults will experience some kind of […]

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Knowing me, knowing you…

Mediators typically ask parties at an early stage of the process what their negotiation approach or strategy is for the day.  Answers typically include “I won’t settle for less than ££” and “I also want XX”.  Their strategy of how they get to their goals are often not so well thought through, instead relying on […]

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UIA World Forum of Mediation Centres in Luxembourg

From the outset, we were both excited to attend the annual UIA (Union Internationale des Avocats) Mediation Centres conference.  The opportunity to meet fellow mediators from around the world and to take part in workshops on the most pressing topics in our field was attraction enough.  The icing on the cake was that it was […]

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Mediation Centre launch of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Moldova

I was recently in Chisinau for the launch of the new Mediation Centre based within the national Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Moldova.  When reflecting on what to speak about at the ceremony, the first thing that came to my mind was about the collaborative effort, perseverance, and effort that it has taken from […]

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Technology supporting Justice – A New Hope for consumers

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 […]

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