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Negotiation

What comes to mind when you think of the word ‘negotiation’? For many, this word conjures up bargaining, the wrestle…
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Top Ten Tips for People Attending Mediations

Agree on Small Things – If you can reach an agreement about anything, even that the weather has been terrible…
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Where’s the magic in mediation?

Where’s the magic in mediation? It’s in helping disputants to listen. Listening helps us understand the perspective of the other…
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A Year On

A Year On… It’s a year since I took the plunge and trained to be a civil and commercialmediator.  I’m…
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Special Educational Needs Mediation

Special Educational Needs Mediation For many parents, having a child with SEN is hard enough, without then having to engage…
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Why I became a mediator

Why I became a mediator To understand some of the reasons why I chose to stop being a solicitor and…
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Unlocking deadlocks in mediation

Unlocking deadlocks in mediation Mediators have varied backgrounds.  Some are teachers, some psychologists, some lawyers.  All must undergo specialist training…
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Mediation in the Market Place

Mediation in the Market Place Take a prosperous provincial city with a retail economy that has more or less survived…
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Mediation is a Science

Mediation is a Science Mediation is a broad church; its academic base extends from anthropology and psychology through political science,…
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Changes to Legal Aid and the affect on families undergoing separation

Changes to Legal Aid and the affect on families undergoing separation The inevitable decline of any support for families undergoing…
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