Breaking the deadlock

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There comes a point in some mediations when the parties start to despair of ever reaching a settlement. This is often when sugar levels start to drop in the afternoon. …

Solicitor only mediations

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Even after over 13 years as a mediator, there are still new experiences. I recently conducted a mediation where two very able and experienced property litigation partners in two prestigious …

Experts at mediation

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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 …

Pre-mediation meetings

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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 …

Joint sessions

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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 …