Core10 Tips for Making the Best of Mediation

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Tip 2: Environment The setting for mediation is important - I have conducted mediations in hotel bedrooms and these are not always ideal! We really benefit from light, space, comfortable seating, good food, opportunity for fresh air and …

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Master Class Case Study

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We are putting the finishing touches to the case study for our Master Class on 20 January. I came across a story in the New York Times (one of the many benefits of an iPad!) about …

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The Future of Mediation

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To me, mediation represents an enlightened way of doing things at a time when we really need it - locally, nationally, and internationally. Focussing on interests rather than positions, separating people from the problem, accepting that …

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Civility in Public Discourse

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John Sturrockâ??s article in The Scotsman about how we might conduct a civil and civilised debate about Scotlandâ??s future has attracted a lot of comment. His 8 point Protocol for Respectful …

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Highlights of the Core Project

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There have been many highlights since the Core journey began ten years ago. For us all, the visit of William Ury in June 2009 was a bit like a dream coming true. To have the co-author …

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In The Beginning…

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When we launched the Core project a decade ago, it was with hope and a vision, and a touch of boldness too. Then, we were thinking ahead to that first mediation, then the first five …

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Construction Disputes – Mediations Increase

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I recently had the opportunity to address the annual conference of the Scottish Building Contracts Committee on the topic of mediation in the construction industry. In the past, these talks have been an effort to exhort people …

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Core 10th Anniversary Events

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Today, we went public on our plans to mark our tenth anniversary, celebrating the significant impact mediation has had on commercial and public life in the last decade in Scotland. We are holding a special dinner …

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