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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Brick Court Mediators In Asia

This week Geoff Sharp was appointed one of a handful of Senior International Mediators to the new Mainland China – Hong Kong Mediation Center. Being the first joint mediation center in the region set up by two major mediation institutions in Mainland China and Hong Kong, the Center aims to provide an effective platform for […]

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Off With The Wig!

This speech by The Hon Tom Bathurst AC, Chief Justice of New South Wales on 30 March 2017 addresses issues arising for advocates switching from the courtroom to the mediation table and is worth a read. The Judge discusses what advocates should keep in mind when moving from litigation to mediation and back again. I […]

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