“How much is that dispute in the window? …The one with the waggly tail” – The true cost of conventional dispute resolution and how mediation could help resolve local authority complaints much more quickly and cost effectively.

“How much is that dispute in the window? …The one with the waggly tail” – The true cost of conventional dispute resolution and how mediation could help resolve local authority complaints much more quickly and cost effectively.

The Local Government Ombudsman (LGO) for England and Wales recently published the outcome of a complaint made against London Borough of Barnet (Barnet). Briefly, in late 2015 the complainant, A, applied to Barnet as homeless and contended that she was in priority...
Interfaith and Family Mediation – Maqsud And His Family

Interfaith and Family Mediation – Maqsud And His Family

Maqsud came to England in 1964, aged 18. He had intended to return to Sylhet after saving money from a few years’ work; but, bit by bit, got drawn into life in Britain. He eventually went “back home” in 1970, only to get married and return with his wife to Britain. He...
Civil and Commercial Mediation – A Different Sort of Black Dog

Civil and Commercial Mediation – A Different Sort of Black Dog

When I was a boy in sunny Sheringham in Norfolk, I vividly remember attending the “Little Theatre” to see a show about the famous (infamous) devil dog of folklore – “Black Shuck”. Apparently, seeing this creature was a sentence of death and much to be feared. For some...