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Mediation Law And Civil Practice

Author : Tony Allen
ISBN : 1780432135
Genre : Law
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Mediation Law and Civil Practice an authoritative text on the law and practice of mediation in England and Wales.Mediation Law and Civil Practice is a practical book for lawyers, judges, academics, mediators and mediation providers alike where the law and practice relating to mediation can be found in one place, argues authoritatively and provide the stimulus for thought and innovative argument.Mediation Law and Civil Practice discusses the law and practice rules critically so as to suggest alternative arguments, cast doubt on some decisions and to generate lateral thinking about the legal and practice issues. It includes some comparative law and practice from other jurisdictions, especially in relation to confidentiality and privilege, referencing the Uniform Mediation Act in the US and the proposals in Ireland to introduce similar provisions.Contents includes:Settlement of civil proceedings;The Civil Procedure Rules 1998 and mediation;The impact of European legislation on mediation in England and Wales;The status and importance of the Mediation Agreement;Confidentiality and evidential privilege;The Courts and ordering mediation;Sanctioning refusal or failure to mediate: Halsey v Milton Keynes NHS Trust;Different approaches in sanctioning failure to mediate;ADR contract clauses;Future reflections.

Eu Mediation Law And Practice

Author : Giuseppe De Palo
ISBN : 9780191636851
Genre : Law
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A practical reference on the EU rules and international initiatives that impact directly on EU cross-border disputes, this handbook is a must-have for any practitioner of cross-border mediation. The EU Mediation Directive 2008/52/EC laid down obligations on EU Member States to encourage quality of mediators and providers across specific compliance considerations, including codes of conduct and training, court referral, enforceability of mediated settlements, confidentiality of mediation, the effect of mediation on limitation periods, and encouraging public information. The book is organized into clear and consistent themes, structured and numbered in a common format to provide easily accessible provisions and commentary across the essential considerations of the Directive. All EU countries which have complied, along with Denmark (which opted out of implementing the Directive), or attempted to comply, with the Directive are included, allowing straightforward comparison of key issues across the different countries in this important and evolving area. Supplementary points of practical use, such as statistics on the success rates of mediation and advice on the requirements for parties to participate in mediation, and for parties and lawyers to consider mediation, add further value to the jurisdiction-specific commentary. A comparative table of the mediation laws forms an invaluable quick-reference appendix for an overview and comparison of the information of each jurisdiction, together with English translations of each country's mediation law or legislative provisions. Address this dynamic area of law with the benefit of guidance across all elements of the Directive impacting practice, provided by respected and experienced editors from the knowledgeable European authority in mediation, ADR Center, along with a host of expert contributors.

Mediation Law

Author : Penny Brooker
ISBN : 9781136018886
Genre : Law
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In England mediation became a key part of the civil justice reform agenda after the Woolf Reforms of 1996, as disputants were deflected from litigation towards settlement outside the court system. The Civil Procedure Rules (CPR) give courts the power to ‘encourage’ mediation through judicial case management or use stronger measures by using costs to penalise parties who act unreasonably by refusing to use ADR or mediation. One of the effects of this institutionalisation is an emerging case law that defines how mediation is practiced as it is merges with the litigation process. When mediation first began to be used in England the parties either agreed to mediate by a contract before a dispute happened or decided to attempt the process as a way of resolving disagreements. Inevitably, some disputants either refused to abide by their contractual obligations or would not follow through with the settlement agreements reached through the process. This brought the authority of the law into a new area and the juridification process began. This book explores how mediation law shapes the practice of mediation in the English jurisdiction. It provides a comprehensive examination of the legal framework for mediation, and explores the jurisprudence in order to analyse the extent that institutionalisation by the state and courts has led to the monopolisation by lawyers and a further ‘juridification’ process results. The book includes a comparative legal methodology on the framework underpinning mediation practise in other common law jurisdictions, including the United States, Australia, and Hong Kong, in order to explicate shared or distinctive approaches to mediation. The book will be of great interest to academics and students of legal theory and dispute resolution.

The Future Of Civil Litigation

Author : Laura Ervo
ISBN : 9783319044651
Genre : Law
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This book offers an analysis of the current trends and developments in Nordic civil litigation and is divided into four main parts. In the first part a picture of the current civil litigation landscape is provided by focusing on whether there is a truly Nordic form of civil litigation, the current state of Nordic civil litigation, the recent major reforms of civil procedure legislation and the effects of Europeanization. In the second part, the way rules on court-connected mediation have been implemented and practiced in the Nordic countries is discussed. The authors offer their insights on why court-connected mediation has not been fully embraced by Nordic lawyers and the Nordic approach to this type of mediation is contrasted with the Austrian and German approaches. In the third part, recent developments affecting access to justice in the Nordic countries are discussed. Among the topics are changes in legal aid schemes, the impact of recent civil procedure law reforms, hindrances for larger companies to use litigation as a method of dispute resolution and differences in costs and delays. Additionally, Alternative Dispute Resolution and Class or Group Actions are explored as methods to enhance access to justice. The potential adverse effects of Alternative Dispute Resolution and Group Actions are also examined, both in a Nordic and European context. In the final part, conclusions are drawn from both historical and future-oriented perspectives.

The Practice Of Mediation

Author : Douglas N. Frenkel
ISBN : 9781454821434
Genre : Law
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First published in 2008,The Practice of Mediation: A Video-Integrated Text was the first book to combine in-depth textual analysis of the mediation process with videos illustrating the stages of the mediation process and the many constituent skills of effective mediators. Written in a highly accessible and conversational style, the text provides students a sophisticated understanding of the negotiation process and the barriers to conflict resolution. Accompanied by video of three unscripted mediated disputes, based on actual cases, the presentation allows students to see what they are reading about, preparing them for all major approaches to mediation. The Second Edition of this widely adopted text contains new and expanded coverage of on-line mediation, cross-cultural mediation and co-mediation, as well as new, non-legal examples of the use of mediation. It includes a revised and expanded discussion of effective persuasion and problem solving, based on cutting edge social science research findings. And it expands the video content from 6 to 7 hours, by including a new, full-length video of the text s high-conflict child custody study, illustrating the stages of the process in sequence. Features of The Practice of Mediation: Accessible, conversational style. Provides students with a sophisticated conceptual understanding of the negotiation process and the cognitive, psychological and strategic barriers to conflict resolution. Teaches about the mediation process from the inside out, breaking down the skills of effective mediation into their component parts. Offers close analysis of major ethical and role issues that mediators encounter. Prepares students for all of the major approaches to mediation. Includes a self-contained chapter with video extracts on representing clients in mediation Includes seven hours of online video, depicting nine professional mediators, with different backgrounds and orientations, mediating three different cases, often with very different results. The video extracts are fully integrated with the text, enabling students to see what they are reading about as they read it. The online video saves precious classroom time, allowing viewing and analysis outside of class. The three cases depicted in the video are based on real, mediated disputes: A child custody case. A small-claims consumer dispute between a homeowner and a kitchen contractor. A complex negligence suit filed by a tenant against his former landlord after an intruder robbed him at knifepoint. The video includes an extended comparative example of facilitative and evaluative mediation of the same matter. Mediators and lawyers perform as they would in the actual case. Professional actors portray the role of the disputants in an extremely realistic fashion.

How Mediation Works

Author : Stephen B. Goldberg
ISBN : 9781787147232
Genre : Law
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How Mediation Works will introduce management and law students as well as businesses to this art of conflict resolution from the behavioral perspective, while also providing a valuable resource to continuing education programs, mediation training, and lawyers to familiarize clients with the mediation process.

Mediation Ethics

Author : Ellen Waldman
ISBN : 9781118001349
Genre : Law
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Mediation Ethics is a groundbreaking text that offers conflict resolution professionals a much-needed resource for traversing the often disorienting landscape of ethical decision making. Edited by mediation expert Ellen Waldman, the book is filled with illustrative case studies and authoritative commentaries by mediation specialists that offer insight for handling ethical challenges with clarity and deliberateness. Waldman begins with an introductory discussion on mediation's underlying values, its regulatory codes, and emerging models of practice. Subsequent chapters treat ethical dilemmas known to vex even the most experienced practitioner: power imbalance, conflicts of interest, confidentiality, attorney misconduct, cross-cultural conflict, and more. In each chapter, Waldman analyzes the competing values at stake and introduces a challenging case, which is followed by commentaries by leading mediation scholars who discuss how they would handle the case and why. Waldman concludes each chapter with a synthesis that interprets the commentators' points of agreement and explains how different operating premises lead to different visions of what an ethical mediator should do in a given case setting. Evaluative, facilitative, narrative, and transformative mediators are all represented. Together, the commentaries showcase the vast diversity that characterizes the field today and reveal the link between mediator philosophy, method, and process of ethical deliberation. Commentaries by Harold Abramson Phyllis Bernard John Bickerman Melissa Brodrick Dorothy J. Della Noce Dan Dozier Bill Eddy Susan Nauss Exon Gregory Firestone Dwight Golann Art Hinshaw Jeremy Lack Carol B. Liebman Lela P. Love Julie Macfarlane Carrie Menkel-Meadow Bruce E. Meyerson Michael Moffitt Forrest S. Mosten Jacqueline Nolan-Haley Bruce Pardy Charles Pou Mary Radford R. Wayne Thorpe John Winslade Roger Wolf Susan M. Yates

Advanced Negotiation And Mediation Theory And Practice

Author : Paul J. Zwier
ISBN : 1601565135
Genre : Dispute resolution (Law)
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This book presents a strategic planning and integrated systematic approach to negotiation. This approach, as presented by Thomas F. Guernsey and Paul J. Zwier, claims both adversarial and problem-solving strategies have distinct advantages and that lawyers need to combine styles and strategies to achieve the best results for their clients.The book provides attorneys with an outline to plan and implement effective negotiating techniques. Guernsey and Zwier use up-to-date situations throughout the book to demonstrate how understanding negotiation theory and practice can help lawyers teach their clients to make better strategic use of negotiation. It breaks the counseling process into stages and shows what information the client needs in order to make an informed decision.The approach Guernsey and Zwier describe also serves as an organizational tool allowing attorneys to simplify a complex process sufficiently to view it as a whole. Advanced Negotiation and Mediation Theory and Practice describes four stages of negotiation:Icebreaking and Setting the AgendaInformation BargainingExchange, andCrisis and OutcomeThe book then focuses on the planning and strategic decision making process involved when negotiating in an international setting. In an increasingly global marketplace, it is vital that lawyer negotiators understand the role that cultural differences play in conducting negotiations. According to Guernsey and Zwier, your ability to implement your client's ends will often depend on the lawyer's ability to anticipate these differences and choose the right approach for the right setting.The authors examine multiparty negotiations and using a mediator to reach the client's goals. Guernsey and Zwier claim that one of the most important factors in choosing a mediator is the mediator's reputation for being prepared and invested in the process. The book concludes by focusing on the rules of professional responsibility.

International And Comparative Mediation

Author : Nadja Marie Alexander
ISBN : 9789041132246
Genre : Law
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This book meets the practice needs of lawyers confronted with cross-border disputes now arising far beyond the traditional areas of international commerce, such as consumer disputes, inter-family conflicts, and disagreements over Internet-based transactions. The author takes full account of mediationand’s risks and limitations, primarily its lack of finality and uncertainty in relation to enforceability issues which will persist until the advent of appropriate international regulation. Among the aspects discussed and analysed are the following: and• the emerging and significant new wave of global disputants; and• need to resolve disputes on the basis of factors other than law; and• increasing tendency of disputes to defy specific legal categories; and• dispute prevention systems drawing on mediation principles, such as project management mediation, partnering, and alliancing; and• mediation compared to others forms of dispute resolution; and• referral to mediation; and• mediation and multi-tiered dispute resolution (MDR) clauses; and• the duties of mediators, lawyers and parties; and• confidentiality and its implications; and• enforceability of mediated settlements; and and• the impact of mediation on legal rights and remedies. While the book draws on examples from around the world, six primary jurisdictions (the United States, Australia, England, France, Germany, and Austria) are selected for several reasons, including comparison of legal traditions, significant volume of mediation-related case law, and the existence of mediation-related legislation and implementation requirements. Cross-border legal instruments examined include the European Directive on Mediation, UNCITRALand’s Model Law on International Commercial Conciliation (MLICC), and the Uniform Mediation Act (UMA) in the United States. In the 21st century mediation is at the forefront of contemporary social and legal development and is finding a place in both physical dispute resolution forums and worldwide electronic-based communities. International and Comparative Mediation, with its deeply informed insights into emerging international trends and the diversity of mediation regulation applicable to international disputes, shows conflict management practitioners how to create a forum culturally acceptable to each specific group of participants, with a view to agreeing on appropriate norms for the regulation of future relationships. It will be welcomed by lawyers working in a wide range of cross-border practice. Professor Nadja Alexander holds appointments at City University Hong Kong, Murdoch University in Australia and University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa. Her books on dispute resolution have been published internationally and her work has appeared in English, German and Russian language versions.

A Guide To Divorce Mediation

Author : Gary J. Friedman
ISBN : 1563052458
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Describes the divorce mediator's unique mix of legal, psychological, and spiritual perspectives and discusses the ground rules and legal ramifications

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