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Adieu!

We are sad but also excited that Marianne Schoenig is moving on from Collaborative Solutions. Sad because she is a good friend and colleague, and excited because she wants concentrate on developing her growing workplace mediation and coaching practice Blueintogreen. Marianne has some great ideas and we are sure she will be making a massive […]

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Mediation Awareness Week 5

Sums and Games Dispute resolution has been compared to game theory, with zero-, negative- and (very rarely) positive-sum outcomes. The adversarial nature of the British civil justice system and of the legal representation process do tend to reinforce this. Each side tries its hardest to win, whether it is right or wrong. What then is […]

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Down by the Riverside

Today Collaborative Solutions members are meeting for one of their awaydays, this time on the banks of the Thames. We will be talking about developments in mediation across the board, ways to help people most in need of it to access mediation and use of technology to facilitate economic mediation.  We will also be discussing […]

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Mediation Awareness Week

It seems hardly a week goes by without us being urged to be more aware of something or other. Well this week is apparently ‘Mediation Awareness Week’, of which I wholeheartedly approve. We  will marking the week with daily posts on our websites www.scl-mediation.co.uk and www.collaborativesolutions.co.uk as well as on LinkedIn. Here is a starter: […]

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Broken Law – comments on The Secret Barrister

Although the recently published exposé The Secret Barrister (anonymous, Pan Macmillan 2019) is about the criminal, not civil, justice system, it highlights rather terrifyingly the lottery that any legal route to dispute resolution can turn out to be, with missed messages, court appearances re-scheduled a dozen times, life-ruining postponements, lost files, inadequate court time…  all […]

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Another Star!

We are incredibly lucky at Collaborative Solutions to have bagged yet another talented star. Siddiqa Islam joins the family as our specialist and lead in community conflict resolution and social housing disputes. Sid has extraordinary skills and experience in this very complex and challenging field, and we are completely delighted to have her on board!

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