ASM Plus’s end of year message – Happy New Year

ASM Plus’s end of year message – Happy New Year

Amidst all the problems in Syria and the rest of the Middle East the Palestinian crisis seems to have almost been forgotten. That was until the most recent spate of bombings and the rather graphic videoing of a Palestinian being gunned down in Jerusalem. About three...
ASM Plus’s Christmas message

ASM Plus’s Christmas message

I love Christmas. Not just because it’s an excuse for overindulgence but because when I walk around the streets and in the shopping centres everyone seems so excited. There is the general feeling of expectations for the big day. Music clearly plays a big part in...
Civil Mediation – What is the best way to mediate?

Civil Mediation – What is the best way to mediate?

I trained as a civil mediator in Florida and as part of my training I was required to observe some mediations. In Florida most mediators are retired judges or attorneys who mostly use an evaluative style of mediation utilising what is termed “the caucus...