By James South, CEDR’s Director of Training. While in Japan recently training mediators, I got to thinking about the issue of pace in mediation. Just like the trains in Japan, mediators often work at different speeds. Some are like the Shinkansen Bullet trains, speeding along, while others are like the commuter trains, those that constantly […]
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 […]
The following letter was published in the Law Society Gazette on 30 November 2015 by Dr Karl Mackie, CBE, Chief Executive Officer of CEDR: The recent consultation by the EU on its 2008 Mediation Directive raises the possibility that in future there could be greater regulation in this area of civil justice. Undoubtedly, there is now […]
We all know how good it feels to win. When we beat a personal goal in a running race, close a business deal, or when the politician we voted for wins an election. Winning, whether a personal achievement or that of a beloved football team, sends a surge of adrenaline through our body and provides […]
The news this week in January 2014 that Alicia Keys and Blackberry are to go their separate ways following a one year partnership started me thinking about the benefits and drawbacks of collaboration. Ms Keys was appointed as the Blackberry Global Creative Director at the beginning of last year in an effort to increase sales […]
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