It’s time we embraced alternatives to litigation

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Recently in these pages (16 October), I mentioned a talk I’d given to a Worldwide Advocacy Conference in July 1998. Then, I’d identified two related developments with implications for civil courts. One, which I discussed …

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A ‘high trust’ economy will be more productive

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“It’s all about trust, isn’t it?” observed my assistant mediator in a recent mediation where property investors resolved a long-running dispute with their professional advisers, having incurred considerable legal costs.  It was good to see …

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Tiny margins make all the difference

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It was probably no more than a couple of centimetres offline. Nevertheless, the disappointment was palpable. Tiger Woods’ putt on the 7th green in the first round of the recent Open Golf Championship slipped past …

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Argument, Dialogue, Compassion – and Mediation

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The former British politician (and leadership contender when the Conservative Party was choosing Boris Johnson), Rory Stewart, is making a mark as an even more independent thinker than he was in the British Parliament. Recently, he …

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