Queen’s University Belfast has won this year's UK Student Mediation Competition. The competition, hosted this year by Edinburgh Law School, was held on 26 and 27 January 2024 and involved 15 UK universities.
Free mediation services for people involved in civil disputes are being expanded to cover all of Scotland. The services offer those who are eligible an opportunity to negotiate a mutually acceptable resolution to their civil dispute, reducing the stress, cost and time of going through a court proces
Experienced mediator Henrietta Jackson-Stops will share thoughts on the current state of and developments in the area of mediation at a free online event next week. The discussion event next Wednesday 24 May has been organised by the Young Mediators' Group, a mediation advocacy group seeking to rais
Thousands of children could be protected from witnessing their parents thrash out family disputes through the English and Welsh courts, following plans to mandate mediation for separating families announced by the UK government today. Proposals will see mediation become mandatory in all suitable low
The University of Strathclyde Mediation Clinic is to host a major conference in March. The third UK Mediation Clinic Conference will be held in the university's new state-of-the-art Teaching and Learning Hub.
Mediator John Sturrock KC has published A Mediator’s Musings: Volume 2, which gathers together much of his thinking and writing on a number of issues in the past couple of years. Topics include mediation practice and policy, politics and policy-making, the climate emergency, the war in Ukraine
Individuals and businesses would be helped to resolve legal disputes through free mediation under new government proposals. Ministers have published a blueprint for major reforms to the civil justice system which seeks to save people the cost, time and stress of lengthy courtroom battles.
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
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
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
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
As the year comes to a close with Christmas all but cancelled, it is hard to imagine that any good has come from Covid-19. For Morton Fraser partner David Hossack, however, one positive to come out of the coronavirus pandemic is that it has helped to highlight the role mediation can play in the reso
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.
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