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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

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Should Scotland have a Mediation Act? The Irish Experience

I had the pleasure of attending an address by the President of The Mediation Institute of Ireland, Sabine Walsh on 4 December 2017 at the Scottish Mediation Network headquarters in Edinburgh. The subject was the Republic of Ireland’s passing into law on 2 October 2017 of its own Mediation Act 2017. This was the culmination