The art of listening when mediating

Posted on January 16, 2018 by Jeremy Frost

Whilst disputes may be grounded in factual matters – an invoice not paid, goods not supplied or of poor quality, differing shareholder strategic directions – the emotion of the parties involved is often the largest obstacle to be overcome before settlement can be reached.

Mediation for world leaders

Posted on November 20, 2017 by Jeremy Frost

There are several flash points around the world right now, especially North Korea and the US (inter alia), Spain and Catalonia and now the military coup in Zimbabwe.

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.