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 […]
In April 2017, CEDR launched its flagship negotiation training for individuals, Advanced Negotiation skills. In this Ask an Expert session, we spoke to Chula Rupasinha, one of our lead negotiation trainers. As a senior Police Officer, Chula was the UK’s longest serving hostage negotiator, successfully resolving sieges and kidnaps of Britons held overseas. He led […]
From Harvey Spector, the bullish litigator in the American legal drama ‘Suits’ to Theresa May describing herself as a “bloody difficult woman”, everywhere we turn, we are inundated with a confrontational, chest-beating style of negotiation. Recently I attended a CEDR Negotiation Theatre at Lloyd’s Market Association, structured around an insurance negotiation and as well as […]
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 […]
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 […]
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