Mediation in the Middle Ages

Two years ago David Watkinson wrote about mediation in the Anglo-Saxon period. Now, he considers mediation in a different historical context and highlights some comparisons between mediation then and now.

Call for Evidence by 30 September 2021

The government is asking for people and organisations either within or outside of the court system to complete an online survey, or submit a response about dispute resolution mechanisms to Disputeresolution.enquiries.evidence@justice.gov.uk, by 30 September 2021. The government’s stated ambition is to mainstream non-adversarial dispute resolution mechanisms. The findings of the Call for Evidence will be […]

Mediation Pilots – where will they land?

‘When you go to the airport to fly off for your holiday, do you insist on flying the plane?’. This question was recently posed in a different context but prompted me to think about the current mediation pilots, what is driving them and where will they land. The Oil & Gas Authority (‘OGA’) pilot scheme aims […]

Silence Glistens No More

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 [2020] 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 […]