Key Learning Points from Recent Mediations

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"What's been going on in recent mediations", asked a colleague. "Any highlights?" The trouble with doing anything on a regular basis is that you can omit to reflect on the learning from each occasion. So, for me, …

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A Dispute Resolution Clause

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Recently, we had cause to specify a form of mediation clause for a public sector contract. Here is a revised version of what we agreed. What do readers think?   “Dispute Resolution   22.1.1     The parties must attempt in good …

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Mediation in Commercial Disputes

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Take an example of creative problem-solving: there are two parties with claims and counter claims in a court action. They have a common problem: a major facility needs fixed. Further up the chain, it does …

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Disclosing who is Present at Mediation

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In a recent mediation, we had to discuss whether the presence of insurers should be disclosed to the other party. I offered these views: "As you know, my initial view was that your proposal would be …

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Key people of influence?

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I commend the book Key Person of Influence by Daniel Priestley. It is one of those books the title of which might seem off-putting, but which captures well the phenomenal changes in the world of …

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Game Theory

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I have recently been studying Game Theory but only superficially (see Game Theory and the Humanities (Brams) and Super Cooperators (Nowak, a brilliant book). My son, David is studying the real thing at the moment at …

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