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Assistant Editor Opportunity

We would like to announce an opening for the position of Assistant Editor for the Kluwer Mediation Blog. The Assistant Editor will report directly to the editors, Bill Marsh and Nadja Alexander, and will work closely with the Kluwer team. The essential duties of the Assistant Editor are: (1) reviewing and editing proposed posts; (2)… Continue Reading…

Don’t Sit On Your Ass[ets] – Part 2: The Arguments

This is the second in my short series on using your assets well in a mediation. The first was on the people. This is on the arguments. Let’s start with the legal arguments. As a mediator, I hear many views on the importance or not of deploying legal arguments in mediation. Proponents assert that if… Continue Reading…

Don’t Sit On Your Ass[ets] – Part 1: The People

This is the first in a short series of how parties and advisers can best deploy the “assets” at their disposal in a mediation. Naturally, it is written from my perspective as a mediator, and so I recognise that it may look different when you are representing one side in a mediation, rather than in… Continue Reading…

Gandalf, Choice, Power and Hope

As mediators, we walk a delicate line between acknowledging and valuing the realities of the past and the present, with all the dysfunction and failings which have contributed to the conflict, and focusing on the present and the future with the opportunities they present to shape something new. Both are important, neither can be short-changed…. Continue Reading…

Leading In Conflict

One of the privileges of mediating is to watch leaders at work. Every party, every team, has its leader(s). And as any mediator will tell you, the way in which they choose to lead during a mediation – and more widely during the conflict or dispute itself – has a significant impact on the outcome;… Continue Reading…

David Richbell – Lessons in Mediation and Life

Many of us are mourning the recent death of David Richbell, a UK-based mediator and mediation trainer widely known and loved around the world. I was lucky enough to count David as a close friend and colleague. We mediated together, delivered training together, cheered England at rugby together. And so I have had good cause… Continue Reading…

Independent Mediators awarded Who's Who Legal Mediation Firm of the Year 2019

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