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ADR & Mediation
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30 minutes of audio
(+ optional 5 minute online quiz)
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Course Aims:

This podcasts introduces the listener to the basic aspects of mediation process including benefits of mediation, latest statistics on the use of mediation and the aims of the process. The podcast commences by providing an overview of the mediation process and outlines exactly what a mediation is, the reasons to chose mediation, the concepts of facilitative compared to evaluative mediation and the European Directive. The podcast also considers how representatives and commercial parties can prepare for an mediation, selecting a mediator and explains mediation mechanics, namely how the process of the mediation proceeds if the parties do decide to mediate. The final part of the CPDcast considers behaviour and tactics that may improve the outcome for your client and provides sources of further information. Throughout the podcast, Conor provides practical guidance on how practitioners ought to advice commercial parties about deciding whether to use mediation and managing the process.

After completing the course you will:
  • Appreciate how mediation can be used effectively by commercial parties to swiftly, economically and fairly resolve disputes without resorting to litigation;
  • Understand the process of mediation the different between evaluative and facilitative mediation, the effect of the new European Directive on Mediation;
  • Familiarise the listener with the factors that ought to be considering when advising commercial parties whether to pursue mediations;
  • Allows the listener to realize how more mediation can be used to benefit their clients;
  • Comprehend how to commence the mediation process, the benefits of mediation, how to select a mediator and how to effectively represent commercial clients during the mediation.
General Interest Difficulty: 2 of 5
Practical Guide
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In this CPDcast, Conor Dufficy, a barrister at 7 Bedford Row and experienced mediator, provides advice for parties pursuing commercial mediation to resolve a dispute.

Podcast added: 09/09/10

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