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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A New Seat at the Mediation Table? The Impact of Third-Party Funding on the Mediation Process (Part 2)

This is the second in a series of two posts about third party funding (TPF) of litigation Geoff’s Part 1 looked at the principle of third party funding. Now Bill Marsh at Independent Mediators and Geoff Sharp of Brick Court get together to share thoughts on the impact TPF has on the mediation process Whatever else […]

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Rasputin the Mediator

We often try to identify heroes and thought leaders in the mediation community, often without success. While at first sight it may seem strange a description of the Tsarist mystic, Rasputin struck a chord with me the other day. His story remains astonishing even after all the previous tellings…He suddenly broke with family routine embarking […]

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Mediation and Innovation

One of the great things about mediation is that it enables you to be creative and to try new things. Not that long ago, I had four innovations occur in one mediation day. Firstly, on the technological front, I found myself without a flip chart in the first plenary meeting in the main room. However, […]

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