Nicola Sturgeon speaks to William Ury on stage

Open letter to Nicola Sturgeon

An open letter to Nicola Sturgeon, First Minister of Scotland on aspects of conflict resolution, negotiation and mediation. By Paul Kirkwood, sometime litigation solicitor turned mediator. Dear Nicola, I had the good fortune to be present at the Scottish parliament on Saturday, 12 May 2018 when William Ury, international negotiator and mediator, and co-author of

view of Scottish Parliament building with Calton Hill background

Scottish Parliament Justice Committee Convener discusses mediation

Some notes following my meeting with Margaret Mitchell MSP, convener of the Justice Committee of the Scottish Parliament to discuss mediation. The Justice Committee of the Scottish Parliament began considering Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) earlier this year and had its first public committee hearing on 6 February 2018. The Committee is convened by Margaret Mitchell,

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Employment Mediation lecture to Edinburgh Business School

Lecture on Employment Mediation provided by Paul Kirkwood to Edinburgh Business School on 23 March 2018. I was delighted to be invited by Dr Sara Chaudry Lecturer and by Chris Phillips Solicitor and now Partner at Thorntons Solicitors to provide a talk about Employment Mediation to the course that Dr Chaudry lectures at Edinburgh Business