Entries by Kevin Brown

ICC Mediation Competition 2017: in conversation with the finalists

ICC Mediation Competition 2017: in conversation with the finalists Bill Marsh (Editor) (Bill Marsh Mediator) and Anna Howard (Associate Editor) (Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London)/April 9, 2017 / I (Bill) remember doing my first commercial mediation. I was 29, and in the presence of the four parties and their advisers […]

Is Mediation A Business?

Is Mediation A Business? Stephen Walker (Goodman Walker)/April 11, 2017 /3 Comments In the first of a series of blogs on the business of mediation, Stephen Walker, author of Setting Up In Business As A Mediator (Bloomsbury Dec 2015), discusses whether mediation is a business at all. Is Mediation A Business? The short answer is yes, […]

How To Select The Best Mediator Is a Must Read for Everyone

THE BLOG 11/18/2014 12:03 pm ET | Updated Jan 18, 2015 How To Select The Best Mediator Is a Must Read for Everyone By Mark Baer GETTY 130 Generally speaking, mediation is unregulated, which means that anyone may call themselves a “mediator” and any process involving a “mediator” is called “mediation.” On October 22, 2014, […]

Jack and Jill Go Up a Hill….and Argue!

Jack and Jill Go Up a Hill….and Argue! Imagine this scenario: “Jack” is having a conversation with “Jill” about whether to go up the hill to fetch a pail of water. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_and_Jill_(nursery_rhyme)) From out of nowhere, Jill makes an offhand but biting remark to which Jack responds negatively. The ensuing conversation gets totally off track […]

How to Listen Like a Mediator

  Chuck Doran Mediator and Executive Director at MWI By Chuck Doran and Megan Winkeler Mediators are masters of listening well. Conflict has a habit of turning conversations into competitions, with each statement feeling like a serve that you have to return in order to win a point. Mediators transform the purpose of these conversations […]

What to Expect in a Commercial Mediation

in Business Law by James Naughton on 05 March 2016 If you’re involved in a commercial dispute, either as a plaintiff or defendant, you’ll probably be required to participate in a mediation. This is an important part of the Court process and while not mandatory, this step is usually required. There’s a reason why mediation […]

How To Take Control When You Have No Control

FEATURE: How To Take Control When You Have No Control Most of us like to live our lives with a sense of control. We intentionally organize our lives in ways that will give us a strong foundation and security to be able to thrive. Feeling a sense of control gives us the confidence to be […]

Missing in Action: Attention, Empathy and Trust

Missing in Action: Attention, Empathy and Trust In recent years, much has been made of the fact that we are living in the digital age: we are tethered to our smartphones, iPad, laptops and other devices and are heavily dependent on them. Much like Pavlov’s dogs, whenever our smartphone beeps, vibrates, rings et cetera, we […]

Call for Participation in a Questionnaire on Dispute Resolution Clauses

Call for Participation in a Questionnaire on Dispute Resolution Clauses   There is a lack of clarity regarding the obligations that arise from dispute resolution agreements with a mediation/conciliation component. In order to reduce this uncertainty, a chapter of the BOF funded PhD research of Maryam Salehijam (supervisor: Professor Maud Piers) from the Transnational Law Center at the University of […]