THE DOMINATING SOLICITOR EPISODE 1

THE DOMINATING SOLICITOR

Written by Graham Perry

Graham Perry M.A. Cantab FCIArb Experienced Arbitration Lawyer | China & Chinese Business Affairs | Public Speaker/Lecturer

22 May 2021

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 is agreed.

The terms of your appointment – your fee, the structure of the mediation + the confidentiality issue – are settled. You are ready for the first meeting attended by the two solicitors + one director from each side.

The scene is set – a mediation room + two break off rooms for the parties + one for yourself plus your pupil attending her first hearing.

You have prepared your opening statement. All predictable + normal. You come over well. Your delivery + eye contact are good. Everyone is listening.

Now you become aware of something – small at this stage but a marker going forward. One of the lawyers tends to assertiveness over little things – the time for the opening statement; your time schedule going forward. You listen – you know that listening is so important. The other lawyer is more relaxed + goes with the flow.
Problems ahead?
Episode 2 – 24 May

0 Comments

Trackbacks/Pingbacks

  1. THE OVER-ACTIVE PARTY LAWYER - EPISODE #3 - Graham Perry On Dispute Resolution - […] THE DOMINATING SOLICITOR EPISODE 1 […]

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You May Also Like…

WORDS MATTER – EPISODE 2

WORDS MATTER – EPISODE 2

HUSBAND + WIFE MEDIATION #117 You are taking stock. You have had separate first meetings with H+W. You have an...

WORDS MATTER

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...

WINGERS AT WAR – EPISODE 4

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...