What is the point of public inquiries?

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“Our problem is there always seems to be someone else to blame.  The tram inquiry is about to reach £13m.  The other ongoing inquiry into the Pandemic will also cost millions.  ... Huge sums of …

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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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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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Medical Claims – need for a better way?

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An interesting new Study of Medical Negligence Claiming in Scotland was recently published (http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Resource/0039/00394437.pdf). Its main findings included:   Patient grievances appear to involve an often complex and overlapping mix of concerns about communication breakdown, poor staff …

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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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