Key Learning Points from Recent Mediations
POSTED ON May 14, 2015 | Comments (10)

"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, here are some takeaways from the past few...

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A Dispute Resolution Clause
POSTED ON July 10, 2014 | Comments (1)

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 faith to resolve any dispute, difference...

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Disclosing who is Present at Mediation
POSTED ON July 26, 2013 | Comments (2)

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 inappropriate on the grounds that it would place me...

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Mediation in Planning
POSTED ON September 29, 2011 | Comments (0)

The Output Paper reporting on Core's involvement in the Scottish Government's pilot project on mediation in planning has now been published: http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Built-Environment/planning/National-Planning-Policy/themes/Med11 It is good to see progress being made in this important area. Mediation offers much to assist speedier and more constructive progress in...

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Dig Deeper To Find the True Cause Of Disputes
POSTED ON September 10, 2010 | Comments (0)

In the past two or three weeks, I have been privileged to act as mediator in a number of difficult disputes. These ranged from high value property development to patent rights in specialist off-shore equipment, to development planning in industrial sites to the supply of...

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Mediation in Planning
POSTED ON April 28, 2010 | Comments (0)

The latest edition of the Scottish Planner includes an article by John Sturrock looking at the potential of mediation within planning. It follows the recent announcement that Core has been awarded a contract by the Scottish Government to conduct a pilot study in the use of mediation...

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