Mediation

WORDS MATTER – EPISODE 2

HUSBAND + WIFE MEDIATION #117 You are taking stock. You have had separate first meetings with H+W. You have an understanding of the chronology of the relationship. You sense divorce is divorce with no reconciliation option. You are with H again. You are still...

WORDS MATTER

MEDIATION #116 Good Morning from London. Today, Day 1 of a 3 Day look at words that help + hinder a mediation. Less of a story narrative + more of guidance note. Words do matter. Just think of the occasions when you allowed the wrong words to tumble out in a sensitive...

WINGERS AT WAR – EPISODE 4

MEDIATION #115 The State of Play. To your surprise, the Wingers are at War. This is not a superficial difference of opinion but an agenda of contempt, if not hate + its origins are in a past incident. Winger A was an arbitrator and Winger B was an advocate. You are...

WINGERS AT WAR – EPISODE 3

MEDIATION #114 The Unexpected Has Happened. The two party-appointed arbitrators are at war. Can the arbitration continue? Probably not, but before you call a halt to proceedings + inform the parties you decide to make one last effort – a mediation. You owe it to the...

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THE CLAIMANT’S OVER-ACTIVE LAWYER

THE CLAIMANT’S OVER-ACTIVE LAWYER

MEDIATION You have won the day. You isolated the trouble threatening Claimants Over-Active Lawyer (renamed COAL). You worked your magic on the parties. You created momentum + things fell into place. It is not always like this. Mediation can be derailed. Success is not...

THE OVER-ACTIVE PLAINTIFF’S LAWYER – EPISODE 5

THE OVER-ACTIVE PLAINTIFF’S LAWYER – EPISODE 5

COMMENT FOR THE DAY MEDIATION Things are going your way but still some hurdles. Your talk with the parties has gone well. You are discussing settlement. But what about the Plaintiff’s Over-Active Lawyer (POAL). His ego is bruised + which is dangerous. You want him...

THE OVER-ACTIVE PARTY LAWYER EPISODE 4

THE OVER-ACTIVE PARTY LAWYER EPISODE 4

COMMENT FOR THE DAY MEDIATION Can you get the parties + their lawyers to agree to two simultaneous side-by-side meetings? The first with you + the parties. Second – the 2 lawyers working on the detail. You hope so. It is the way forward. You think hard overnight. What...

THE OVER-ACTIVE PARTY LAWYER – EPISODE #3

THE OVER-ACTIVE PARTY LAWYER – EPISODE #3

COMMENT FOR THE DAY  #93MEDIATION The claimant’s lawyer is over-prominent. He is presenting problems, not solutions. Two matters in your favour. First, the parties earlier good commercial relationship. Second, if there is to be a solution, then there is detail...

THE ASSERTIVE LAWYER

THE ASSERTIVE LAWYER

COMMENT FOR THE DAY #92 EPISODE 2 MEDIATION You sense you have a problem with the Claimants’ over-active lawyer. He has too much to say. Is it a one-off or a sign of things to come? It’s the latter + the problem is getting bigger, not smaller. Does he have problems...

THE DOMINATING SOLICITOR EPISODE 1

THE DOMINATING SOLICITOR EPISODE 1

COMMENT FOR THE DAY #91 MEDIATION The scenario. The solicitors representing the two parties to a dispute have advised their clients to pull back from the brink and, instead of going to arbitration, have decided to give mediation a chance. Your appointment as mediator...

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