A practical guide to taking part in mediation, for the use of lawyers, accountants, surveyors and other professionals who take in part in mediating disputes, but also of value for individuals who are taking part in mediation.
Do you know how to get the best out of mediation for yourself and your clients?
Do you know how to set up, prepare and conduct yourself at mediation?
Are you aware of the advantages and benefits of mediation, and of the pitfalls to avoid?
In 1999 judges were given the power to suggest that opposing parties try mediation rather than proceed straight to litigation, thereby saving both money and stress. More than a decade on, and with the court system increasingly overstretched, mediation is being used as a valid, dynamic, confidential and extraordinarily effective process for dispute resolution.
This Mediation Briefing will guide you through every aspect of the process, from deciding whether a dispute is suitable for mediation, through the arrangement and preparation process, and on to the actual mediation and its resolution. The Briefing also guides the reader through the different types of mediation, from its use in the workplace through to cases of clinical negligence.
Alex Bevan is a founder shareholder and technical director of ADR Group, one of the two main UK providers of alternative dispute resolution. He is a director of law firm Bevans which specialises in employment and commercial litigation with an emphasis on financial services disputes. He also regularly presents seminars on ADR and is the author of Alternative Dispute Resolution (Sweet & Maxwell), and co-author with Guy Hollebon of Mediation in the Workplace (WoltersKluwer UK) and Conduct and Discipline (WoltersKluwer UK).
Guy Hollebon is a Director of Bevans Solicitors, specialising in all aspects of employment law. He is Head of the Employment Department and senior member of the ADR department. Guy has been an accredited mediator with ADR Group since 2004. He was appointed a part-time Employment Judge in 2009.
Lucinda Bromfield is an employment solicitor at
Bevans, specialising in all aspects of employment law and alternative
dispute resolution. She has a particular interest in representing
clients at mediations and round-table negotiations. She qualified as a
community mediator in South London in 2006 and as a workplace mediator
with the TCM Group in 2007.