The advantages of mediation

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With sea changes in the world of costs for litigating, brought into force in April 2013, parties would do well to remind themselves of the benefits of avoiding the courts and resolving their disputes via property mediation. Jacqui Joyce looks at the advantages of mediation. Preserving business relationships Property disputes are well suited to mediation. There is usually an on-going …

Will the courts compel parties to mediate?

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The answer given by the Court of Appeal in 2004, in Halsey v Milton Keynes was, “No”. However things may have changed. One of the bench in Halsey was Sir Alan Ward, who has just taken up the role of chairman of the Civil Mediation Council (CMC). Whether by coincidence or not, he gave the lead judgment in the Court …