Steven Mather

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Posts Categorized / Mediator

Great Quote re Mediation

March 20, 2012 | Mediator | by Steven

Just reading a recent case Oliver & Anor v Symons & Anor (link below) which relates to rights of way for agricultural vehicles, swing space and verge space. The final paragraph of the transcript ends with a great obiter quote regarding mediation. [quote]Lord Justice Ward: I also agree. I wish particularly to associate myself with […]

Ken Clarke announces plans for compulsory mediation of small claims

March 30, 2011 | Mediator | by Steven

On Tuesday afternoon, Ken Clarke unveiled an overhaul of no win no fee rules – watch it here. This blog post does not intend to ccomment much upon the changes to success fees currently fuelling (along with insurance) the no win no fee claim “lawyers” that plague daytime TV. Its a double edged sword. Take […]

EMployment Tribunal Extortion

January 6, 2011 | Lawyer, Mediator | by Steven

A couple of days ago I blogged about two stories, the BBCs employment tribunal settlement figure and the opinion in The Times about the fact that Employment Tribunals are nothing but legal extortion. There was a debate about it on Radio 4 In The Daily Mail (link) they once again show their stupidity and are […]

Mediation – A great tool, misapplied by lawyers

November 14, 2010 | Lawyer, Mediator | by Steven

I recently attended my first mediation in the shoes of the mediator*. I observed a boundary dispute/ownership of land dispute.

In this blog post, I want to discuss the mediation which I recently observed, why I dont think a resolution was reached and why and how I think mediation will be used in the future.