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Don’t fear Deadlock, Embrace and Learn from it

When organisations undertake critical projects, the sheer scale of the undertaking provides ample opportunity for conflict and disputes to occur, deepen and escalate. Each stage is a potential incubator of misunderstanding, circumstantial change, ‘grey areas’, and unforeseen occurrences whose effects ripple throughout an industry or project. The initial shock of encountering conflict is not the […]

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Mediation and the Irish Tracker Mortgage Scandal

The tracker mortgage scandal filled broadcast, social and print media in Ireland for weeks and, in terms of its impact on citizens and financial cost to the State and/or state-sponsored entities, maybe second only to the Hep C / HIV contaminated blood products scandal. Opposition Front Bench TD Michael McGrath has suggested that the ultimate […]

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Brexit Negotiations and the ‘Ancient Regime’ – where are the mediators?

Regardless of your views on Brexit, one cannot escape the reality that the negotiations so far have been wrought with difficulty. Recently, on Radio 4’s PM programme I was asked, “If Brexit really is a divorce and a messy one at that would a mediator help?” With over 20 years of experience in extremely difficult […]

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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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