[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]A point arises just before a mediation when a representative is invited to prepare and exchange a Position Statement. What should it say? Often representatives will have developed a style over time which often boils down to the...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]There is a significant wind of change blowing in the way it is planned that civil law disputes will be dealt with in the future. This is likely to have a profound effect on they way in...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]Recent statistics indicate 67% of mediations settle on the day and a further 19% soon after. However, representatives and parties often experience difficulties in achieving settlement at some point during their mediation. The mediator’s key role is to...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_row_inner row_type="row" type="full_width" text_align="left" css_animation=""][vc_column_inner width="1/2"][vc_column_text]The recent case of Ohpen Operations UK Limited v Invesco Managers Limited provided further guidance on the (increasingly) common issue of the effect of a commercial contract imposing an obligation on parties to...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_row_inner row_type="row" type="full_width" text_align="left" css_animation=""][vc_column_inner width="1/2"][vc_column_text]Lord Justice Briggs in the Court of Appeal case of PGF II SA v OFMS Company 1 Limited gave further clear guidance as to the perils of ignoring an opponent’s offer to mediate...