The Mediation Times

 

Mediation: my mind only works with my legs or solvitur ambulando

February 19, 2010

Tweet In an ideal business world I would ban meeting rooms especially those which are in the bowels of buildings or those with no natural light. In an ideal mediation world, I would definitely ban mediation suites with their “hearing” rooms and “retiring” rooms. I might be more enthusiastic if they were called “listening” rooms. [...]

read more

When is a conflict of interests a conflict of interests?

February 15, 2010

Tweet A recent article in The Daily Breeze (Ca. USA) brought to light the extraordinary story of a mediator who had to think for a very long time before she realised that she should recuse herself from a mediation which involved a party who had made contributions to her political fund. Of course press reports [...]

read more

When mediation may not be right for the case

February 8, 2010

Tweet Not so long ago we were encouraging everybody to mediate in every case. We “educated” people on how to look at cases from the “why not mediate” point of view. We wanted people to understand how relevant mediation is for all types of cases. I thought about the appropriateness of this approach again last [...]

read more

British Parliament to Debate Conflict Prevention Policy

February 8, 2010

Tweet At 11am on Tuesday 9th February there will be an Adjournment Debate in Parliament on the government’s conflict prevention policy. Adjournment debates are decided by ballot throught he Speaker’s Office. Private members, in this case MP Simon Hughes, who is also the co-chair of the All Party Group on Conflict Issues, request a slot [...]

read more

The third party: why mediators add value

February 4, 2010

Tweet This article first appeared in a free magazine called Boss Bishop (Oct 09) produced in London by a commercial property agent specialising in restaurants and cafes. The magazine is designed to be something you read over coffee in one of the many cafes and restaurants around London and the content provokes thought and curiosity. [...]

read more

Cafe Mediate II

January 28, 2010

Tweet This evening I joined Tammy Lenski, Diane Levin and Jeff Thompson in the second of our Cafe Mediate conversations. We had a lively and fun debate round “what makes a great mediator?” Thanks to all for some great insights and raising some interesting questions.You can find more of their thinking and ideas on their [...]

read more

A little story about Twitter…

January 26, 2010

Tweet I love Twitter. I wish I had more time to read all the great tweets and I have ‘met’ some fantastic people who have shared their own insights and generously promote what others write and even draw. Perhaps I have been lulled into a false sense of security because my experience has been good. [...]

read more

Good News for Mediation in Hong Kong

January 4, 2010

Tweet I picked up this announcement in the Standard (HK) about the launch of a Mediation Information Office in Hong Kong. There will be no Court mediators and the parties will choose their own mediator. I feel that this is a real improvement on schemes where the court appoints mediators. It would be great to [...]

read more

Patience, preparation – it’s worth the effort! Recipe for truly indulgent hot chocolate

January 2, 2010

Tweet The only link with mediation I can think of for this one is “preparation”! This recipe takes a little time and the right ingredients. For anyone with a cold, the chili and cinnamon will help you feel better! Measure out a cup of organic milk. Pour into a small sauce pan. Add a bay [...]

read more

Chuck – the rapping SEO guru

January 2, 2010

Tweet Thanks to Paul Holmes (and @tpholmes) for flagging on his site this video as one of his favourites. It was too good for just a link… Chuck – the rapping SEO guru

read more