What do I do now? Every mediator asks themselves this.
Answering 50 common ethical, practical and technical problems that arise at mediations, with key practice points highlighted in Q&A format.
Impartiality: You arrive at the mediation and suddenly realise that you know one of parties. What do you do? Joint Opening Sessions: One side wants one the other doesn't. What do you do? Bad behaviour: One party is secretly recording the mediation. What do you do? Offers: Neither side will make an offer. They both say they want to hear from the other side first. What do you do?
Stages covered: Pre-mediation At the mediation The End of the Mediation and After
Each entry includes:
The core issues behind the question Case studies of authentic, anonymized, true-life examples The ethical, legal, procedural and commercial issues highlighted and explained in straightforward language Advice on your options: proven tips for immediate use Checklists, sample emails, scripts and templates. Cross-references to cases, protocols, codes of conduct.
Read an extract of FAQs for Mediators
Table of Contents
Part 1 Pre-mediation Part 2 At the mediation Part 3 End of the mediation and after Appendix 1 SCMA Guidelines for Lawyers in Mediations Appendix 2 Mediation Record Form Appendix 3 Mediation Terms and Conditions