David Watkinson considers the cost implications of not engaging with an invitation to mediate as decided by Mr Justice Griffiths in DSN v Blackpool Football Club  EWCA 670 (QB) Introduction A number of blogs on this site have dealt with the costs consequences of failing to engage with mediation. The law has developed incrementally putting […]
Lock down is challenging in many ways. For some it provides too much time to dwell on unresolved disputes which drain energy and take up headspace. Mediation has been and still is available online and may offer you the opportunity to explore a lasting resolution. Grasping the nettle of grievance is not diminished by the […]
David Watkinson considers the proposals which suggest a new emphasis in the resolution of housing disputes.
Margaret Doyle is a SEND-accredited mediator and a Visiting Research Fellow with the University of Essex School of Law and is our guest blogger for February 2020.
The results of the 2019 Family Mediation Council survey have recently been released and provide useful contextual information, both for mediators and those wishing to engage in family mediation.
The ‘Go to Mediation’ project produced a youtube of how a dispute between Santa and the Elves can escalate – and with mediation, resolve. Its context is seasonal, the message is straight-forward; mediation provides a quicker, cheaper and less stressful, confidential process compared with litigation at court.
Kate Aubrey-Johnson explores what we can learn from the use of mediation in Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Disputes As all practising lawyers are aware, mediation provides a mechanism for resolving legal disputes. However, all too often, mediation is only considered once parties have embarked on litigation. In my experience, the earlier a dispute can […]
On 1st October 2019, a nationwide mediation pilot was launched to run for approximately 18 months for cases which have been issued in the Court of Protection. This was foreshadowed earlier in the year at the Roundtable event. Dr Jaime Lindsey of the University of Essex will lead the independent, formal evaluation of how Court […]
Introduction Earlier this year (February 2019) I gave a brief summary of themes arising out of the Final Report of the Civil Justice Council’s ADR Working Party “Alternative Dispute Resolution and Civil Justice“ (December 2018). The first topic was whether the courts should be able to order ADR/mediation as a precondition for any further step in […]
Three pieces of news before autumn: heads of terms agreed at a mediation were found to constitute a legally binding contract between the parties in the Abberley case; the Legal Ombudsman (LeO) is running a ‘proof of concept’ pilot as it decides whether to introduce formal mediation as one of its routes to dispute resolution […]