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All Parliamentary Group to change the climate and culture of dispute resolution

08 Dec 2015

Northern Dispute Resolution welcomes the establishment of an All Parliamentary Group with the Civil Mediation Council and others to ‘change the climate and culture of dispute resolution in the UK’.

A recent Ministry of Justice survey of 2.5% to 3% of all claims lodged at court last year reported that 82% were first time litigants who would have preferred to settle their dispute outside of court. However, the data shows that although applicants attended mediation and assessment meetings in 18% of cases, 41% per cent had not (with no information about the remaining 41% provided).

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Ronald Bradbeer shows his experience is not limited to just the UK

27 Oct 2015

Ronald Bradbeer has more mediation miles on the clock than almost all mediators in the UK. After being trained and accredited by CEDR, he started his work as a mediator in Scotland, then being the most northerly based mediator in the UK. He has mediated over the full length and breadth of the UK mediating over 1,000 disputes.

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Mediation...Meeting the needs of the party

21 Oct 2015

How many say “It wont happen to me” or do not realise that differences of opinion can escalate into disputes that cause delay, stress, loss of money and broken relationships? Each of us strive to avoid contention and litigation, but there are times when help is needed to find a resolution.

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Resolving disputes doesn’t have to cost the earth

21 Oct 2015

I suppose compared to building the Olympic Park or Wembley Stadium it wasn’t a big job, it wasn’t even a middle sized job but at £40k it was certainly major works to the house owner and probably the builder too.

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How to Approach Mediation

12 Oct 2015

If you’re in the middle of a dispute, you’ll know how stressful and worrying a time this can be. The good news is there are ways of finding a positive way through and one of these is mediation. Here’s our advice about how best to approach this.

In preparing for mediation it’s important to take a structured approach about what is wanted to settle the dispute.

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