The Singapore Convention

Settlements reached in cross border mediation will soon be enforceable internationally just like arbitral awards when UNCITAL’s Singapore Convention, the first UN treaty named after Singapore, comes into force in August next year provided sufficient countries ratify. As a result, there is an expectation by Singaporean authorities that the city state’s most favoured status as an […]

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Brick Court’s John Sturrock pulled it all together in Edinburgh this last week hosting the International Academy of Mediators’ spring meeting. The best and brightest of the global mediation community gathered and even got their own tartan to mark the event! A fantastic program was on offer including Bothy Supper Conversations at local Old Town restaurants and pubs […]

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Congratulations to William Wood QC who won the Mediator of the Year at the 2018 Who’s Who Legal Awards in London, Tuesday evening this week. Well done Bill! Tremendous recognition for a job well done. Full details can be found here.

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Aftercare, Chardonnay and Arizona

Sitting on a panel of mediators in front of an audience of US insurance lawyers last month the topic of mediation aftercare came up. The view on all sides was that when mediations do not settle on the day the mediator’s involvement in the days and weeks that follow is now routine and expected . […]

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Eat Toast In Bed – Go to Sleep With Crumbs

Sometimes in mediation, I ever so gently broach the subject of responsibility. Take a construction defect case, and maybe also a joint venture dispute. In private with the claimant party, I wonder out loud what measure of responsibility might be factored in for their part of the dispute they now found themselves consumed by. I explain this may […]

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