Je ne regrette rien…

Je ne regrette rien…

Someone asked me recently if I still would have become a doctor, had I known then what I know now. Obviously this is deeply philosophical and moot, as well as truly impossible to answer accurately. Although I am a doctor I am not a time traveller (no Tardis for me...
Counselling, Therapeutic Services, Family Mediation and Civil Mediation from #AlbertSquareMediation – some reflections on the advice  work done by Mariella Frostrup and Early Dispute Avoidance/Early Dispute Resolution

Counselling, Therapeutic Services, Family Mediation and Civil Mediation from #AlbertSquareMediation – some reflections on the advice work done by Mariella Frostrup and Early Dispute Avoidance/Early Dispute Resolution

Although as a mediator I have a considerable interest in human relationships and the underlying conflicts that can arise, I have to say that the one section of my daily newspaper that I generally avoid is the so-called “Agony Aunt” section. However, I make...
Some reflections on the collapse of Carillion

Some reflections on the collapse of Carillion

In my dual capacity as an ADR practitioner and engineer, I have taken a particular interest in the events surrounding the Carillion collapse. I strongly suspect that the full ramifications of this event have yet to reveal themselves, hence me offering some initial...
Mediation and Human Stupidity Compromise

Mediation and Human Stupidity Compromise

Many years ago, and a long time before I became interested in mediation, a friend gave me the fine essay “The Basic Laws of Human Stupidity” by the Italian economic historian Carlo Maria Cipolla (1922-2000). I warmly recommend it: witty, short, to the point and very...