Submission to the proposal by Margaret Mitchell MSP for a Mediation (Scotland) Bill; adopting the Mandatory Mediation (MM) Model

Submission by Paul Kirkwood, Law Society of Scotland Accredited Commercial Mediator and Litigation Solicitor, owner of Mediation, Negotiation and Conflict Resolution Services (MNCRS) to the proposal by Margaret Mitchell MSP for a Mediation (Scotland) Bill; in which he suggests adopting the Mandatory Mediation (MM) Model practised in Ontario, Canada as the statutory way forward for

Forthcoming Law Society Webinar and Seminar on Commercial Mediation Training with Paul Kirkwood and Pamela Lyall

I have produced the attached video in conjunction with the Law Society of Scotland about these forthcoming events, click here for full programme (PDF) Pam and I have recorded a Webinar for the Law Society of Scotland in which we set out the theories that underpin modern commercial mediation and in which we set out

Group of Edinburgh University students with Paul Kirkwood Mediator

Mediation Elective at Edinburgh University

Tutoring the Mediation Elective-Learning by Doing, at the University of Edinburgh on the Diploma of Legal Practice 2018/19, by Paul Kirkwood. As a Law Society of Scotland Accredited Commercial Mediator and Solicitor I was chuffed, and honoured, to be invited by Pam Lyall- trailblazing Commercial Mediator and Solicitor, to assist in tutoring the Mediation Elective

The Black Box of Mediation – Can it be Broken Open?

Probably the best thing about mediation is its confidentiality. The hope is that both parties will feel comfortable and secure enough to be as frank as possible and to disclose as much as possible. From a legal point of view the law protects what is discussed in mediation using two approaches: confidentiality without prejudice privilege

Mediation in the Raw-Dissection after the Event

A commercial mediation presentation at Rooney Nimmo solicitors in Edinburgh on 6 December 2018. I was very pleased to be invited by John Nimmo, Founding Partner at Rooney Nimmo solicitors to deliver a presentation on the practicalities of commercial mediation. This came after my involvement with a number of solicitors from the firm in a