John Sturrock writes:
Anna Howard’s first book, ‘EU Cross-Border Commercial Mediation: Listening to Disputants – Changing the Frame; Framing the Changes’ (published by Kluwer), is an important contribution to the literature about the practice and promotion of mediation. It deserves a wide readership among academics and practitioners alike.
While focused on commercial mediation in the context of cross-border disputes in the EU, the book poses a number of fundamental questions for all those who have wondered about the “stubbornly low” uptake of mediation as a process for resolving disputes. Anna Howard’s meticulous research, both deep and broad, invites us to consider new angles to this perennial conundrum, particularly from the perspective of those who would actually choose to use mediation. Read more here.
Core is hosting this event to hear from Anna about her research and the findings and what this might mean for users of mediation – and policy-makers. We’ll be joined by Professor John Lande who gave a well-received seminar in Edinburgh some years ago and who is a prolific writer about lawyers as negotiators and users of mediation. See his latest article here. John will comment on Anna’s findings, as will Professor Charlie Irvine of the University of Strathclyde.
This should be a really fascinating occasion.
Limited spaces - to register, please email Paula.Cumming@core-solutions.com