Experts at mediation

Alan Langleben Tips 0 Comments

Often parties in property disputes rely on experts of the same discipline and the experts are invited to the mediation. The question then is, what is the most effective way such experts can be used during the mediation? I have had a great deal of experience of this, and have discussed it with fellow mediators. Sometimes the two experts can …

How to prepare, properly, for mediation.

Jacqui Joyce Tips 0 Comments

You think you have prepared well for the mediation – think again. Jacqui Joyce looks at what is actually helpful. The usual scenario Provide the mediator with all the documents you have, including every e-mail and file note setting out every detail. Include an in-depth analysis of the strengths of your legal position and all the back up evidence. Ignore …

The Perfect Mediation

Gary Webber Tips 0 Comments

I did a mediation last week that went like a dream. I’m not going to claim any credit – well not too much! It was the parties and their representatives that made it go so smoothly. The case concerned two brothers who had bought a house for themselves and their parents to live in. Subsequently one of the brothers married …

Pre-mediation meetings

Alan Langleben Tips 0 Comments

In some styles of mediation, particularly community mediation, it is usual for the mediator to meet the parties before the actual mediation. Some commercial mediators also have pre-mediation meetings. This does add some cost, but the results can be very positive. I had a case where the parties felt it would be helpful for me to visit the premises concerned, …

Joint sessions

Alan Langleben Tips 0 Comments

When mediators are trained and accredited, we are encouraged to have a joint session, if not at the beginning of, then at least early on in, the mediation. However experience shows that such sessions need to be carefully considered, and if they are to take place, carefully planned. Some mediations are successfully concluded without the parties meeting at all. Some …