Mediation – A Tool to Manage Difficult Cases

The Mediation Act 2017 came into force in January 2018. This one hour lecture will deal with the changes which the act has brought about in relation to practice and procedure surrounding Mediation. The lecture will focus ,in particular, on how Mediation can be used by practitioners in relation to dealing with difficult cases and it will highlight the types of cases for which Mediation is appropriate.

The lecture will cover the following topics:

  • Developments & practice since the introduction of The Mediation Act
  • Why do cases go to Mediation?
  • Seeking adjournments for Mediation.
  • Type of cases suitable/ unsuitable for Mediation
  • What happens when the invitation to Mediation is artificial?
  • Mediation and complex legal issues.
  • A review of the latest cases.

Teaching methods:  

e-Lecture, PowerPoint;

Duration & pricing:

  • Net-Duration: 1 hour

To book this lecture please refer to: 2024 Legal CPD programme

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