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How to behave in a Joint meeting – Beverley Vara

How to behave in a Joint meeting Beverley Vara  There has been a considerable debate in recent times about the usefulness of a joint meeting, with many advisors feeling that they do not add anything to the parties’ knowledge and delay the meaningful negotiations on the mediation day. If joint sessions are used simply to […]

18th Dec 2019 Mediation Read more

Drafting settlement agreements in Mediation – Keith Conway

Drafting settlement agreements in Mediation Mediation is, as we know, throughout ultimately an entirely consensual process. The parties are free to halt the Mediation at any time during the Mediation or before. That said as part of the preparation for the Mediation and the “big day” it is very wise to consider the structure and features […]

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Mediation – Costs, Case Law and Consequences – Tom Blackburn

Mediation – Costs, Case Law and Consequences If you have offered mediation and received a rejection from your opponent, or if your client wishes to reject an offer of mediation, there could be significant costs consequences that flow from an unreasonable rejection.   Can my client refuse an offer of mediation? This is the key […]

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EG article – Bryan Johnston: No more fighting: do the courts discourage civil litigation?

Bryan Johnston looks at alternative dispute resolution and the procedural and administrative hurdles in the way of pursuing dilapidations claims in the courts. The Property Litigation Association and the RICS have worked closely together over many years on making dilapidations dispute resolution better for both landlords and tenants. In this article, the genesis of which […]

22nd Nov 2019 News Read more

PLA Wellbeing – Stress Survey

Thank you to everyone who completed the recent survey on stress and wellbeing in the workplace. A short presentation was given about the results at the training day on 6 November. A huge 95% of respondents said that they had been affected by stress in the workplace, which of itself is probably not surprising given […]

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Blog by Gary Lawrenson, the outgoing Chair of the Website & Marketing Committee

Mark Twain said:  “All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence; then success is sure“.  This neatly sums up how I felt on my first day as Wesbite & Marketing Committee (“WMC“) Chair in November 2016 when I was charged with the task of (amongst other things) continuing the inimitable Alison Hardy’s excellent […]

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