Brick Court in the Pacific

Brick Court mediator, Geoff Sharp, has been teaching mediation at the University of the South Pacific in the Cook Islands this week courtesy of Cook Islands Law Society, New Zealand Law Society and Massey University. The course was held at the USP campus on the island of Rarotonga in the Southern Group of 15 tiny islands […]

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John Sturrock Features In The Times

In these turbulent times, some might be interested in John’s article published in The Times newspaper yesterday…

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Sophisticated Mediation Advocacy : “Out Loud Adverse Advice”

When I am mediating I often encourage counsel ‘to be brave’. Easier said than done I know, but bravery can take many forms in mediation. From counsel backing their own advice when the easier road would be to settle – to something a little more counter intuitive and possibly risky – like strategically signaling vulnerability […]

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J. G . Mean and (Brackets)

My mediations are haunted by a fellow called J. G. Mean who just keeps cropping up. I can be as creative as I like but all too soon JG is there in the room. You encourage some venting, explore various forms of reality, re-frame a little, season the whole boiling with some cognitive dissonance and stand […]

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John Sturrock reflects

… on Edinburgh, London and the challenges facing mediation everywhere…. John Sturrock QC, the founder of Core Solutions in Edinburgh and “Scotland’s finest mediator” (Legal 500) has now been a central member of the Brick Court team for two years. I caught up with John on his way to the airport. He had just left a […]

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