Key Learning Points from Recent Mediations
"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...
A Dispute Resolution Clause
POSTED ON July 10, 2014 | Comments (8)
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...
Key people of influence?
POSTED ON November 21, 2012 | Comments (0)
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 business and communications, especially social media, in recent years. It...
Mediation or Meditation - the Missing Link?
POSTED ON March 19, 2012 | Comments (0)
What is it that makes mediation such an effective process for so many disputes? Why do so many long-running conflicts reach a solution in a day of mediation? Is there some sort of magic in what the mediator does? At the start of a mediation...
POSTED ON February 13, 2012 | Comments (0)
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 university. Recently, he sent me the lecture slides for his...
Lawyers' Over-Confidence in Outcomes?
POSTED ON October 12, 2010 | Comments (0)
The role of lawyers is to evaluate cases and try to predict the most likely outcome.Â To attract and win clients, arguably they must do so with confidence. A recent study of the accuracy of those predictions, however, contends that lawyers are often over-confident and...