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Working with technology: a Matrix of Mediation Issues

In the past year, the use of technology in Alternative Dispute Resolution processes has been widely discussed: the spread of communication technology, the introduction of Regulation from the European Union concerning Online Dispute Resolution for consumer disputes, and the Briggs Report discussing potential Online Courts are only a few examples of it. Modern tools are […]

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Mediator Match Making

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 […]

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Appraisals are dead… Long live crucial conversations

It’s that time of year again… For many, the weeks and months following the holiday season are not a time for forward-looking resolutions. Rather, It’s a period of enforced retrospective involving trawling back over the last 12 months to dredge up evidence which can be applied to some hazy objectives set during an equally stressful […]

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Response to the EU Mediation Directive Consultation

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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Mediators show us the Crack In The Wall that leads to the Secret Garden

In a recent book club novel* I came across a metaphor: “The crack in the wall that leads to the secret garden”. The author was alluding to a person seeing something of another world that provides them with an insight into a crucial issue. In the novel, it is only later the heroine comes to […]

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