Strathclyde Mediation Clinic holds first virtual AGM

The University of Strathclyde's Mediation Clinic has hosted a virtual AGM.

Published 9 October 2020

John Sturrock QC reflects on mediation and negotiation in new book

Mediator John Sturrock QC has published a collection of articles and blog posts he has written in recent years, containing reflections on mediation, negotiation, politics and other topics, including the current pandemic.

Published 23 June 2020

Access to mediation for employment disputes gets an online boost

Morton Fraser has launched an online fixed-price mediation service for employment disputes.

Published 22 June 2020

Mediators ready to help during lockdown

Mediators have said they are ready to help resolve the mounting backlog of cases faced by the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service (SCTS).

Published 11 May 2020

Graham Boyack: Great opportunities for online mediation

As everyone is forced to adapt to new circumstances due to the coronavirus pandemic mediators are no exception. That said, it would be fair to say that a number of mediators have been conducting their ­practice online for a number of years. I am aware of one mediator who has ­conducted a global mediation ­practice from Hawaii for a number of years and he has not been alone.

Published 16 April 2020

Mediation Clinic’s ‘not so simple’ event a success

An event at Strathclyde University has shed light on mediation.

Published 7 February 2020

Andrew Ireland: Mediation vs pre-trial meetings

Andrew Ireland offers his personal insights on recent mediations in which he has been involved, contrasting them with his experience of pre-trial meetings in personal injury cases.

Published 21 January 2020

Scottish government says time is right for mediation

The Scottish government has said the time is right to normalise mediation and other forms of dispute resolution but that public consultation is required in advance of proceeding with reform.

Published 11 December 2019

David Hossack: Mediation – the next steps

The Scottish government response to the independent review of mediation in Scotland has been issued this week. Ash Denham, legal affairs minister, has commented on momentum building towards mediation reform referring to proposals for review by (1) Scottish Mediation, (2) the Justice Committee report "I Won't See You In Court" from October 2018, (3) Martyn Evans' review into legal aid provision in Scotland "Rethinking Legal Aid from February 2018 and (4) consultation for proposals for a Private Member's Bill on aspects of mediation by Margaret Mitchell MSP.

Published 11 December 2019

Malcolm Gunnyeon: New bill should avoid compelling parties to attend mediation sessions

Proposed legislation should avoid forcing parties to attend mediation information sessions, writes Malcolm Gunnyeon.

Published 7 October 2019

Dozens of countries sign up to new UN convention on mediation

A new UN convention providing for the enforcement of cross-border mediated agreements has been signed by dozens of countries.

Published 8 August 2019

Mediation report calls for change to ‘one size fits all’ model of litigation

Greater use of mediation in Scotland has been recommended in a new report.

Published 2 July 2019