Wishful thinking

Is reaching an Agreement wishful thinking?

The outcome of a successful mediation is opposing parties reaching a settlement and often one that neither side envisaged possible at the outset of the…

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What is a pre-mediation call?

Before each mediation I contact both parties separately. It is a good opportunity to speak about any concerns, finalise administrative tasks and clarify the mediation…

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What is a mediation agreement?

The Mediation Agreement is what it says : your agreement to mediate. It is the contract or mediation terms upon which everyone taking part in…

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The Mediation Opening Statement

Your mediator will discuss with you whether or not there will be a joint meeting at the outset of your mediation. If there is, it…

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Preparing for a Mediation

Whilst every mediation is different there is a general structure that draws the process together. The following tips align with this structure and are based…

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What happens at mediation?

Whilst being a flexible process with no set format, mediation has several key stages. Mediation will usually take place with the parties at the same…

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Top 10 things to know about Mediation

1. It’s confidential – the process Everything that takes place at mediation is confidential or, in legal terms, “without prejudice”. If the case doesn’t settle,…

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