Archive for the 'Mediation' Category

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Independence and Impartiality in Expert Witnesses

Since the main duty of an expert witness is to assist the fact finder in evaluating the scientific or technical aspect of a case, it is imperative that the expert.. read more

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Setting the Ground Rules in Mediation.

Posted on May 7th, 2016 · Posted in Mediation

Whichever kind of mediation approach a mediator takes and whatever their background, the mediator’s first task is to explain to the parties involved how the mediation process will work and,.. read more

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Mediation Terminology – Things You Must Know.

Posted on May 3rd, 2016 · Posted in Mediation

In order to understand what mediation is and how the process works, it’s important to be familiar with the terminology involved. Below is a glossary of key terms and acronyms.. read more

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Effectiveness of Mediation.

Posted on April 24th, 2016 · Posted in Mediation

Mediation is a form of dispute resolution that is actively encouraged by the courts as a way of settling disputes rather than going through formal court proceedings, and often preferred.. read more

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Remaining Impartial in Mediation.

Posted on March 6th, 2016 · Posted in Mediation

Impartiality and neutrality play a huge part in the role of a mediator. Under the 2008 EU Mediation Directive ‘‘Mediator’ means any third person who is asked to conduct a.. read more

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Joint Session Approach in Mediation.

Posted on February 21st, 2016 · Posted in Mediation

One of the first decisions that needs to take place before a mediation can begin is whether the mediation is going to be a joint session (where disputing parties gather.. read more

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Identifying Miscommunication and Incorrect Assumptions in Mediation.

Posted on February 5th, 2016 · Posted in Mediation

Mediation has proved an effective means of resolving disputes from the personal to commercial. It is now so widely accredited that in 2008 the European Union implemented the ‘EU Mediation.. read more

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Confidentiality in Mediation.

Posted on January 18th, 2016 · Posted in Mediation

Confidentiality is at the core of successful mediation. A mediator must ensure to clearly communicate to both parties at the start of the mediation process that it is bound by.. read more

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Ethical Standards for Mediators.

Posted on December 30th, 2015 · Posted in Financial Litigation, Mediation

Mediation has increasingly become an effective and encouraged form of alternative dispute resolution (‘ADR‘) as a way of resolving a dispute between two parties outside of court, often saving time.. read more

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Different Approaches to Mediation.

Posted on December 6th, 2015 · Posted in Mediation

Disputes that are going to be settled through mediation usually go through the following five stage process: the initial phase, the opening phase, the exploration phase, the negotiation phase, and.. read more