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Workplace Too!

Great to welcome Marianne Schoenig to Collaborative Solutions as our workplace mediation lead. Marianne has tremendous experience in industry and consultancy, and is a highly skilled workplace mediator, coach and consultant. She is passionate about workplace issues, and firmly believes that stress, performance management and conflict can be addressed through mediation and conversation. You can […]

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Family Mediation? Yes we can!

We are thrilled and more than happy to welcome Lizzie Haynes to Collaborative Solutions. Lizzie is a highly experienced family and civil mediator, as well as being a barrister and a member of the faculty of the London School of Mediation. Lizzie will be providing a full range of family mediation services, including MIAMs, as […]

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Toxic stress at work?

From John Webb: Great evening at the University of Chichester on Monday to hear Marianne Schoenig and the Mediator Network talk to the CIPD West Coast region about the power of workplace mediation. The big takeaway for me was the toll that workplace disputes, performance management and disciplinary process takes on organisations, and especially on […]

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No-win litigation

No-win litigation:   A sad tale in the Law Gazette last week (also in other media) about cyclist Robert Hazledean facing bankruptcy after a four-year litigation battle over a claim arising from a collision between him and a pedestrian. The pedestrian suffered injury, but was held partially liable through negligence, and her claim was halved […]

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Workplace Woes

The effect of workplace discord on businesses and organisations is often underestimated. Relationships between team members and managers, uncertainty during reorganisation and fears of unfair treatment can all lead to suspicion and distrust, which in turn can and does lead to collapsing performance. Mediation is a great way of addressing underlying issues and rebuilding trust […]

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Civil Legal Aid Cuts: Prudent Public Finance or Carte Blanche for Cheats?

John Webb, MA. ACIArb Yesterday my friend Anna Barry posted comments about the complexity and length of time it takes to bring a civil case to resolution through the courts (see Mediation versus County Court https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6544531959425626113  ) Further to this, I was discussing legal aid cuts with a lawyer (don’t ask..) and their impact on […]

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Mediation versus County Court

The Ministry of Justice published their quarterly statistics on June 6 and they will make interesting reading for people considering going to the Civil Justice System to resolve disputes.  They are also music to mediators’ ears, as the case for mediation over litigation is really self-evident for 90% of disagreements. https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/civil-justice-statistics-quarterly-january-to-march-2019 In the first quarter […]

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