Difficult tasks ahead for peacemakers

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As a mediator, and therefore as someone predisposed to peace-making, the situation in Ukraine is deeply troubling. Is there a time when peace-making is redundant? We must hope not. The alternative seems too awful to …

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Transforming Dispute Resolution in Scotland

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On 9 March 2022 Reform Scotland published a paper by John Sturrock entitled 'Transforming Dispute Resolution in Scotland'... "Introduction “I wish we’d had this conversation a year ago.” This remark, or language expressing similar sentiments, is probably …

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Mediating Inter-Governmental Relations in the UK

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Effective inter-governmental relations among the constituent parts of the United Kingdom are essential in an era of increased devolution of powers, post-Brexit allocation of responsibility and contested narratives about the future of the (uncodified) UK …

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Holding On or Letting Go?

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At this time of year, it is good to reflect, to look back, and also to look forward. This is not always easy as we sense the clutter and complexity of life crowding in on …

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