Civil Litigation and Early Dispute Resolution (EDR)/Facilitation – If Only – The Oxleas Case*.  Consideration of the Costs Implications of “High End” Litigation and The Need for Mediation as part of the Court Process Management Process In Judicial Review Proceedings.

Civil Litigation and Early Dispute Resolution (EDR)/Facilitation – If Only – The Oxleas Case*. Consideration of the Costs Implications of “High End” Litigation and The Need for Mediation as part of the Court Process Management Process In Judicial Review Proceedings.

This case which came before the Court of Appeal in March 2017 concerning the rights of a claimant (C) who having been compulsorily detained under the England and Wales mental health legislation applied for a Judicial Review of a decision or removal from a secure...
Civil Mediation and Training Portuguese “exports”

Civil Mediation and Training Portuguese “exports”

In the wake of my Lisbon-based ASM colleague, David Santiago, telling me about his recent successes in the state of Mato Grosso, Brazil I read a review of a Portuguese restaurant situated in south-east London.  As well as extolling the virtues of the said restaurant,...
Thinking Critically in #Mediation

Thinking Critically in #Mediation

Dr Roy van den Brink-Budgen, is an Expert in the field of Critical Thinking with considerable international business and academic experience and a friend of #ASM I have been working in the field of critical thinking for 30 years. This work has been with students (from...
A Miscellany of Hats

A Miscellany of Hats

I am I suspect, rather disappointingly, that in some respects I am a rather ordinary sort of a man.  I will never climb Everest and my skills in amateur dramatics are somewhat “hammy”.   However, I am distinctly “unusual” in that wherever I go I always wear a suitable...
A Leading Edge Example of Med Arb/Arb

A Leading Edge Example of Med Arb/Arb

We all talk about the concept of med/arb. Yet how often do day-to-day practitioners find themselves placed in a contractual situation where they are required/motivated to mediate and in the event of failure adjudicate or arbitrate the dispute? There are under various...