Core helps people in business, organisations and the public sector to find quick, constructive and creative solutions to disputes and other difficult situations.
We work throughout the UK and beyond, providing a high quality, independent mediation and facilitation service, as well as specialist coaching and training.
To celebrate and discuss the launch of a new book, 'EU Cross-Border Commercial Mediation: Listening to Disputants - Changing the Frame; Framing the Changes' by Core alumni, Anna Howard, Core will be hosting an online event at 5.30pm on 11 March.Read more
Read John Sturrock's latest Blog...Read more
Anna Howard’s first book, ‘EU Cross-Border Commercial Mediation: Listening to Disputants – Changing the Frame; Framing the Changes’, is an important contribution to the literature about the practice and promotion of mediation.
John's latest blog, published on Kluwer Mediation Blog, 28 January 2021Read more
John’s reflections on Core Solutions reaching 20 years in business.
Scotland on Sunday, 17 January 2021Read more
All the latest from Core!Read more
What do you say when you don’t know what to say? What do you do when you don’t know what to do? As a mediator by profession, my response in practice to these questions would probably be to pause, in silence … in the vacuum of silence, all sorts of things may occur. It takes self-discipline just to hold that space.
Read John Sturrock's article, published on Kluwer Mediation Blog (28 December 2020) and in The Scotsman (4 January 2021).Read more
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Core's launch, John Sturrock was in the “hot seat” in an online conversation with leading mediator and associate of Core, Liz Rivers...Read more
To mark Core's 20th anniversary, we invite young professionals who are really interested in mediation, to take part in The Core Challenge...Read more
The impact of COVID-19 on dispute resolution... mediation as one of the cures?Read more
Read John Sturrock's article, published on Kluwer Mediation Blog.
28 November 2020.Read more
Read John Sturrock's article, published in The Scotsman.
2 November 2020.Read more
John Sturrock's latest PodcastRead more
In Conversation with John Sturrock, David Melding and Andrew Wilson reflect on where we are and where we might be going.
A recording of this event can be accessed via the 'read more' link below.Read more
John Sturrock's blog...Read more
Ten weeks ago, I had barely heard of Zoom. At that time, I was fairly sceptical about online mediation in the kind of cases I do. It could never substitute for face to face meetings with their intimacy and candour. Or so I thought...
Kluwer, 29 May 2020Read more
I'm still of the view that the Core course has been the most worthwhile training I've done since qualifying.
I am a big fan of mediation as a form of dispute resolution and we probably don't use it enough. Please be assured that we will be coming back to you, however, in the future.
You did a superb job to get two sides with very entrenched views to come to an agreement. You produced a calm environment that enabled all the detail to be debated in a constructive way.
Many thanks. I found that exhilarating, exhausting, uncomfortable and necessary all in equal measure. You were brilliant.
The group absolutely loved the workshop. It was presented in the right tone, assertive yet respectfully and calmly nurturing. The conversations that I have had with them truly reflect an 11 out of 10 type of feedback.
Thank you for the energy, intellect and enthusiasm you shared with us this week. Rarely do you get to be on a course with a facilitator who has such a broad range....
I have found the course to be a positive and inspiring experience, which has challenged my professional practices and caused me to consider what is important. It should be compulsory!
With the excellent record I've had with Core and mediation as a process, I will continue to consider this form of ADR in all the claims I handle!
I thought the course was superb - one of the most fulfilling (albeit difficult) experiences I have ever had….it has made me think very differently about what I have been doing for the last 20...
Thank you enormously for your contribution - it has saved vast expense, energy and doubtless nervous exhaustion for all. A great advert for mediation in general, and Core in particular.
In 20 years of attending educational and skills training courses, I am happy to say that this was the most informative, useful and enjoyable I have yet been to.
My colleagues both work on very high profile projects which require them to deal with a good deal of conflict and I consider your course to be the best there is in helping anyone to...
on Mediation, Negotiation, Politics and a Changing World
A new book by John Sturrock.Read more