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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On this referendum day in Scotland

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On this referendum day in Scotland, I am writing this piece without knowing the outcome. By the time most of you read this, our future will be clearer. And by then, whatever the outcome, the …

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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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Some Reflections on a New-ish Experience

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I recently conduced a mediation in the Middle East. It was a large commercial dispute. My learning from a rather new experience is this: •One needs to understand the local nuances •Being able to show awareness of …

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Negotiating Beyond Boundaries

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I had the good fortune to attend an inspiring talk by Israeli negotiator, Moty Cristal, at the ABA dispute resolution conference in Washington. A veteran of many of the toughest negotiations in the Middle East, …

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Bargaining with the Devil?

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Harvard Professor, Robert Mnookin, in Bargaining with the Devil, poses the question: should we ever negotiate with evil? At a presentation in Oxford recently, he suggested that we should probably do so more often than …

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Changing Times

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I had the privilege last week of leading advanced mediation training for a group of barristers at the Bar of Northern Ireland in Belfast. As we drove into the city via the Crumlin and Shankhill …

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