Mediation

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Young Mediators is hosting a free online event with Bill Marsh next month. Mr Marsh, one of Europe's most experienced international mediators, will discuss all things mediation. He is ranked band 1 in mediation by Chambers & Partners and has been awarded Mediator of the Year by Who’s

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The week, in addition to being the second week of COP26, is also International Mediation Awareness Week, and events across the world are taking place in an effort to raise awareness of the power of mediation to resolve conflict. That power is something not lost on those working on the fringes of the

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Divorcing couples are set to receive a £500 tax-free voucher for mediation in a UK government bid to ease pressure on the courts following the Covid-19 pandemic. The scheme is intended to allow couples to agree on custody and maintenance arrangements, as well as divisions of assets, without th

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Strathclyde Law School’s Mediation Clinic hosted the UK’s first mediation clinic conference on 6 February. The virtual conference was attended by 120 people, including from India, Lebanon, Kenya, Georgia and Ireland. The keynote speakers were Carrie Menkel-Meadow, one of the founders of

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The University of Strathclyde's Mediation Clinic has hosted a virtual AGM. Students, alumni and experienced practitioners joined the meeting from places as far-flung as India, Canada, Germany, Italy, England – and even the Isle of Arran.

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Mediator John Sturrock QC has published a collection of articles and blog posts he has written in recent years, containing reflections on mediation, negotiation, politics and other topics, including the current pandemic. International mediator and author, Ken Cloke, said of A Mediator's Musings: &ld

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Morton Fraser has launched an online fixed-price mediation service for employment disputes. The firm hosted the launch of Scottish Mediation's 'Mediation Charter' at its offices earlier this year and sees this as a natural step in raising the profile of mediation in Scotland.

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Mediators have said they are ready to help resolve the mounting backlog of cases faced by the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service (SCTS). As soon as the lockdown began, Edinburgh Sheriff Court Mediation Service and Strathclyde Mediation Clinic started preparing for remote mediation.

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As everyone is forced to adapt to new circumstances due to the coronavirus pandemic mediators are no exception. That said, it would be fair to say that a number of mediators have been conducting their ­practice online for a number of years. I am aware of one mediator who has ­conducted a glo

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An event at Strathclyde University has shed light on mediation. Scotland's 2016 simple procedure rules encourage sheriffs to refer parties to mediation; yet what takes place inside the mediation room is a mystery to most.

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Andrew Ireland offers his personal insights on recent mediations in which he has been involved, contrasting them with his experience of pre-trial meetings in personal injury cases. Recent articles in Scottish Legal News by Julie Hamilton of MacRoberts, David Hossack of Morton Fraser and by the Vice

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The Scottish government has said the time is right to normalise mediation and other forms of dispute resolution but that public consultation is required in advance of proceeding with reform. In a response to the independent review of mediation, the government detailed proposals for review.

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The Scottish government response to the independent review of mediation in Scotland has been issued this week. Ash Denham, legal affairs minister, has commented on momentum building towards mediation reform referring to proposals for review by (1) Scottish Mediation, (2) the Justice Committee report

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