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 […]
This Monday evening, CEDR launched the 3rd edition of ‘International Mediation: Breaking Business Deadlock’ by Eileen Carroll QC (Hon) and Dr Karl Mackie CBE. We believe this update – a decade since the last edition – with useful guidance on how to prepare for an international mediation. General Counsels and Law Firm Partners gathered at […]
Today there are more businesses than ever using mediation to resolve their disputes. The mediation market is constantly growing – CEDR’s seventh Mediation Audit of the UK market just published showed that there are now over 10,000 mediations taking place annually (excluding small claims run through schemes) in England and Wales – an increase of […]
Effective dispute resolution comes in many forms – by John Munton, Director of Dispute Resolution Services, CEDR One of the key strengths associated with the mediation process is its flexibility. However, in my experience very few users of mediation choose to take control and design a process around their dispute rather than the other way […]
I was interested to read in Construction News last month the article by Bill Barton of Barton Legal, “Why mediate? A claimant’s guide to the pros and cons of mediation”. In it he gave an interesting view of mediation for the sector and one which I would largely agree with. I was particularly drawn to […]
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