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John Sturrock

Did They Teach You This In Law School?

(6/30/17)John Sturrock

I recently attended the annual American Bar Association Dispute Resolution conference in San Francisco. Several themes emerged (for me) as fairly critical for modern lawyers. Here’s a top ten.

Michael Leathes

Michael Leathes’ New Negotiation Book - Book Review

(6/16/17)Michael Leathes

Michael Leathes has written a book on negotiation that is aimed at corporate counsel.

John Sturrock

Sergeant Pepper, Nostalgia, and Missing Socks

(6/02/17)John Sturrock

Nostalgia is defined as “a sentimental longing or wistful affection for a period in the past.” Apparently, the word nostalgia has its origins in a Greek compound, consisting of nóstos, meaning “homecoming”, and álgos, meaning “pain” or “ache”.

John Sturrock

A Pop-Up Mediation: Multi-Party Dialogue Using Mediation Brexit: A Constitutional Crisis?

(4/21/17)John Sturrock

On the evening of Tuesday March 28th 2017, a pop-up mediation event on Brexit took place at the Grassmarket Community Centre in Edinburgh.

Sabine Walsh

Should Mediation Be Free?

(4/07/17)Sabine Walsh

It’s a no brainer, right? Shouldn’t it?

John Sturrock

Putting Away Childish Things

(2/24/17)John Sturrock

This article discusses engaging with “the enemy,” building relationships, separating people from the problem, listening to and understanding deeply, finding “win-win” solutions to intractable problems based on interests rather than polarised positions, and accepting and acknowledging our own imperfections.

Sabine Walsh

New Year’s Resolutions for Mediators

(1/06/17)Sabine Walsh

This year, I think I have seen more articles on why and how NOT to make New Year’s Resolutions than making them.

John Sturrock

Mediation Kindness in 2017?

(1/03/17)John Sturrock

Even with the inspiration of others, it’s understandable that we sometimes think the world’s problems are so big that we can do little to help.

Michael Leathes

Deal Facilitators Can Help Transform The Brexit Negotiations

(10/25/16)Michael Leathes

Days after June's UK Brexit Referendum, US Secretary of State John Kerry advised: 'It is absolutely essential that we stay focused on how, in this transitional period, nobody loses their head, nobody goes off half-cocked, people don't start ginning up scatterbrained or revengeful premises.'

John Sturrock

Mediation Services Matter in Scotland

(10/14/16)John Sturrock

This blog synthesises some remarks I have made recently to policy-makers in Scotland.

Sabine Walsh

Making Mediation Sexy?!

(10/07/16)Sabine Walsh

It’s that time of year again! Mediation Awareness Week is about to kick off in Ireland, the UK and many other countries around the world.

Richard Peachey

UK Government has Announced £4.4m Funding to Tackle Bullying in Schools

(10/03/16)Richard Peachey

The Government has announced £4.4m funding for 10 innovative schemes to tackle bullying in schools.

John Sturrock

Olympian Mediation

(9/16/16)John Sturrock

The Olympics have come and gone with all of the emotion and inspiration they bring. In our recent, fully-subscribed, residential Summer School on mediation skills for leaders, we reflected on the learning from Rio. We watched a video replay of the men’s taekwondo -80kg final in which Team GB’s Lutalo Muhammad lost to his Ivory Coast opponent in the last second of the bout, giving the latter his country’s first ever Olympic gold medal.

John Sturrock

The Pressure is on to Re-train Our Brains

(9/02/16)John Sturrock

The fight or flight response of our forebears remains strong when we are under pressure.

Greg Bond

Brexit And The Tragically Flawed Mediator

(8/08/16)Greg Bond

If Brexit were an ancient Greek tragedy, David Cameron would be the tragic hero.

John Sturrock

Further Thoughts on Brexit and Caledonian Antisyzygy

(8/05/16)John Sturrock

This blog is a further reflection on the implications of Brexit, viewed from a Scottish perspective.

Greg Rooney

Brexit and the Nash Trap

(7/29/16)Greg Rooney

The decision to leave the EU has drawn the UK into the Nash Trap.

Maria Eugenia Sole

BREXIT: A View from the Philosophy of Liquid Modernity and Ethics of Alterity

(7/21/16)Maria Eugenia Sole

Let's make an attempt to understand the recent events related to the output of the United Kingdom of the European Union from the perspective of contemporary sociology, but not before making a brief review of the paradigm shifts in the social field over the past centuries. En Espanol

Charlie Irvine

Scotland’s ‘Mixed’ Feelings About Mediation - Part 2

(7/01/16)Charlie Irvine

To a hammer, everything looks like a nail; and to litigators, most cases look ripe for litigation. But my generation entered the Scottish legal profession with an additional motivation: if a case runs its full course, it is not just good for our pockets, it is good for the law and good for the country.

Phyllis Pollack

To Leave or To Remain?

(6/27/16)Phyllis Pollack

Brexit: should Britain remain within the European Union or leave? The proponents on both sides have been quite strong in their respective positions accusing each other of exaggeration, if not misrepresentation.

Charlie Irvine

Scotland’s ‘Mixed’ Feelings About Mediation - Part 1

(6/27/16)Charlie Irvine

This paper considers Scotland’s lack of receptivity towards mediation in the light of its ‘mixed’ legal heritage of both civilian and common law influences. It contrasts the approach to mediation in common law jurisdictions (such as England and Wales and those of the USA) with that of France, where litigation acts like an ‘attracting magnet’.

Richard Peachey

Mr v Mrs: Call The Mediator

(6/27/16)Richard Peachey

Behind closed doors, in more than 500 locations across England and Wales, a network of National Family Mediation (NFM) services are meeting separated couples attempting to resolve their disputes over money, children and property – without a courtroom battle.

Katherine Graham

Trouble at the Top: Why CEOs Don't Use Mediation

(6/06/16)Katherine Graham

The C-suite, the Board, senior management – call it what you will, those at the top of an organisation are as prone to conflict as the rest of us. But even more than the staff base, senior management are reluctant to use mediation.

John Sturrock

The Middle East’s Mediator?

(4/29/16)John Sturrock

The Amman Message delivered by the Chief Justice of Jordan in 2004 is an extraordinary statement of tolerance and peace and deserves full reading by all who would comment on Muslim affairs. The Chief Justice emphasises peace, security, neighbourliness, coexistence and respect for others.

Sabine Walsh

On Yer Bike – To the Mediation Table!

(4/18/16)Sabine Walsh

The current dispute in Ireland involves multiple parties who all have strongly held positions, based on their values, interests and needs. Does this sound familiar?

Michael Leathes

Data will defeat “the deadening drag of status quoism” The Global Pound Conference Series has kicked off

(4/04/16)Michael Leathes

The goal of the GPC Series 2016-17 is to provide the core global data needed to address the causes and remedies of user dissatisfaction with dispute resolution.

John Sturrock

Thinking about the Future and the Need for Action by Mediators Part 3 (of 3): A Call to Arms for Mediators?

(3/18/16)John Sturrock

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure."

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