Should mediation be compulsory for civil claims?

Posted on November 20, 2017 by Jeremy Frost

I read with interest the recent interim report from the Civil Justice Council working group on ADR (alternative dispute resolution) and Civil Justice, where they consider, amongst other matters, if ADR should be compulsory.

Can mediation work for smaller debts?

Posted on October 20, 2017 by Jeremy Frost

With a smaller debt, there is a decision to make as to which route to pursue. The courts charge fees even if you are not employing a solicitor and anyone who has ever instructed a solicitor will realise how their costs can mount. 

Getting ready for mediation

Posted on October 20, 2017 by Jeremy Frost

When considering mediation, we suggest there are some questions to ask yourself before committing to the process.  We then look at the practicalities of preparation for a session.

What are the steps in mediation?

Posted on August 21, 2017 by Jeremy Frost

Simply put, a mediator tries to find an acceptable position in a dispute where the parties can meet for an agreement.  

But how does a mediator set about this?