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 […]
Perhaps the age-old adage rings true. Professor Eric Green argues that in human history, there have been three stages to the ways in which we have dealt with conflict – of which we are now arriving at the third. These first two stages are visible in the Greek myth of Agamemnon, the King of Argos. […]
A question a mediator often asks himself when managing a dispute is: what is the person in front of me seeing? How does this particular party grasp the situation? We may speak the same language and talk about the same event, contract, fact, etc. but does this mean that we understand the words the same […]
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