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Neighbour disputes: Dream home or nightmare

Neighbour disputes: Dream home or nightmare

When buying a new house we focus on our future, visions and dreams.  Even more with changes in stamp duty making these possible.  Making sure the dream does not turn into a nightmare depends partly on developing and maintaining good neighbourly...
Thinking about mediation? Key questions answered

Thinking about mediation? Key questions answered

Thinking about mediation but not quite sure how it works?  This article is aimed at answering some of your pressing key questions. Question 1: I found you on The Ministry of Justice Civil Mediation Scheme Website. What is your charging structure? by hour, by session,...
Mediation: How to get the parties to the table

Mediation: How to get the parties to the table

Nobody can be forced to go to a mediation so people need to choose to participate.  This article aims to answer questions I am often asked about what is often the most difficult part of the process – getting people to show up in the first place. How can I convince the...
Mediation, neuroscience and the 7 ancient instincts

Mediation, neuroscience and the 7 ancient instincts

What are the 7 ancient instincts? Jaan Panskepp, a radical neuroscientist identified human beings are driven by seven ancient instincts, or “primary-process affective systems,”. These are seeking, anger, fear, panic-grief, care, pleasure/lust and play.   The...
Essential tips for employees in workplace mediation

Essential tips for employees in workplace mediation

Most employees will only ever mediate once, if at all, during the course of their career. Equally, many organisations generally do not use mediation as a matter of course so there is not a culture of early resolution embedded into the organisation. Rather, the...