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Advising and Representing Clients at Mediation CPD Training Bundle
ADR & Mediation
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Course Aims:

This two-part podcast series is aimed at civil and commercial practitioners interested in how to ensure that clients and representatives are mentally prepared for mediation. It considers how the representative can help to prepare the client for the mediation process and for the settlement decision making that they will have to undertake on the mediation day.

After completing the course you will:
  • Be aware of the issues that will need to be considered prior to mediation day;
  • Appreciate the difference in terms of the way parties will prepare for a mediation as opposed to a court hearing;
  • Know what work can be done in advance of the mediation to assist a client in beginning to think about what a mediated settlement will involve;
  • Understand the different risk profiles of the paying and receiving party;
  • Appreciate how pre-mediation analysis can influence the chances of a successful mediation;
  • Have considered the ‘golden rules’ for how to behave at a mediation;
  • Know how to approach the negotiation process;
  • Have considered potential areas of conflict and be able to deal with them prior to mediation.
General Interest Difficulty: 2 of 5
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Practical Guide
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In this two part podcast series, experienced mediators Stephen Walker and David Smith discuss how to mentally prepare yourself and your client for a civil and commercial mediation.


Date Recorded: 9th November 2012

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