The great statue debate: can mediators help? The first railway casualty; a Scottish folly and what did the Romans ever do for us?

The controversy about the public display of statues of those once considered worthy of commemoration but now thought offensive, has raised interesting questions which are not necessarily as easy to resolve as might first appear. Many were paid for by public subscription in response to then prevailing public opinion.  But Read more…

Mediations on the increase in 2018, CEDR reports

The 2018 eighth biennial audit published recently by CEDR (Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution) makes interesting, if not entirely surprising, reading for those interested in commercial and civil mediation. https://www.cedr.com/docslib/The_Eighth_Mediation_Audit_2018.pdf.  This audit does not cover family, community, ACAS or The Court Service Small Claims mediations. Mediations are confidential and accordingly Read more…