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Justice committee report mediation legislation

In January this year I wrote ‘Should Scotland have a Mediation Act? The Irish Experience.’  This was published in Scottish Legal News and in the online edition of the Law Society of Scotland Journal. In February I made my own submission to the Justice committee’s consideration of ADR with regard to mediation. In April I

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Third Sector Mediation provided by Scottish Mediation

I was delighted to take part in a CPD course provided by May Millward, project officer of Scottish Mediation (SM) which is the professional body for mediation in Scotland, on 11 September 2018, the aim of which was to disseminate information about, and knowledge of, the Third Sector Mediation Project (TSMP) provided to all third

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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