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,