The Many Uses of Mediation

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The idea of mediating when there’s a divorce or separation is now part of the mainstream. As a family mediator you use a mix of hard and soft skills to assist clients to reach their own agreement. The mediator’s role … Continued

Nearly But Not Quite

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If you do crosswords why is it so much more frustrating to be left with one or two uncompleted clues than to have lots of blanks staring back at you? There are some crosswords where it feels as if you … Continued

Why Wouldn’t You?

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Why wouldn’t you prefer any form of dispute resolution to applying to court? It seems such a no-brainer that the question would seem entirely unnecessary. However here we are with family courts breaking under the strain and judges and other court … Continued

The Mediation Profession

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I’ve been a mediator for 27 years. I have always passionately believed that if mediators are to be taken seriously, what we do has to be regarded as a profession. Whatever the struggle that mediation still has to become established … Continued

Balancing Acts

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I absolutely get that many clients in mediation find it hard to begin to see that the other person has interests and needs which will have to be taken into consideration. If I’m upset, angry, hurting and scared about my … Continued