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The Five “Rs” of Mediation – Recognition, Relationships v’s Resolution, Resilience and Resourcefulness by Alice McCreadie

Foreword by Paul Kirkwood Commercial Mediator, Litigation Solicitor, Mediation Lecturer and Tutor. It was a great honour for me to be appointed as the Course Organiser and Lecturer (as well as one of four tutors) of the Mediation Elective on the Diploma in Legal Practice at the University of Edinburgh, Law Faculty in 2022/23, having

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Going to Trial: What’s It Really Like?

Going to Trial: What’s It Really Like? And why wasn’t the offer of Mediation accepted by the defendants’ insurers? Personal Reflections on my own, from start to finish. I am a fully qualified Scottish litigation solicitor and a Law Society of Scotland accredited commercial mediator (one of only four), in practice since 1993 and this

A Wake-Up Call for Mediation!

Mediation Ethics: from Theory to Practice by Rachael Field and Jonathan Crowe, is, despite its low-key title, a refreshing, challenging and for mediation, controversial book-it deserves your attention. Self-Determination, Informed Consent and Professionalism are the Primary Principles which should underpin Mediation in the Modern Age. In this new Mediation Ethic – Neutrality and Impartiality need

Mediate 2 Rehabilitate: Mediation in Personal Injury/Clinical Negligence Cases

Posted by Paul Kirkwood Law Society of Scotland Specialist Accredited Commercial Mediator and Litigation Solicitor with commentary by Philip Grundy, Barrister, Recorder and Mediator. Last year an old friend and collaborator of mine, Philip Grundy got in touch to invite me to speak as a headline contributor at a conference he was organising on the