The What And The How

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It doesn’t matter whether you are mediating or advising a legal client. At some point you will need to have a hard conversation with a client about disclosure. That’s in fact much easier when you are a lawyer and it’s … Continued

Golden Bridges

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What on earth has that title to do with mediation you may well ask? A lot is my answer. The quote it’s taken from is itself controversial as its attribution is in doubt. That somehow seems appropriate to me when … Continued

No Brainer

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“No Brainer”- something so self-evident that there should be no hesitation involved before adopting it. That’s the phrase used to me by somebody I know who has no background in the law or mediation when I was talking about a … Continued

The Uses of Mediation

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Man has mediated I imagine since the beginning. I guess even Neanderthals tried to find a solution to how they divided up the hunting spoils or who lived in which cave before resorting to combat. The stakes are just too … Continued

Mediation As Manipulation

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There’s a whole different conversation than this one to be had about the care we mediators need to take to avoid any manipulation by ourselves of the process in an attempt to try to achieve an outcome. It could be … Continued