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Help! When should I be using workplace mediation?

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  This is the third article in a series dealing with workplace mediation. In the other two I have explored What is workplace mediation? What’s that all about! Resolving workplace conflict – Bash on or call someone in . Imagine that...

Resolving workplace conflict - Bash on or call someone in?

Tony Hughes
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Why workplace mediation is more than just good management

I often hear stories of people who say that they have tried mediation in the workplace and that it didn’t work. Further enquiries reveal that whatever process was used it was mediation only in name but not in substance.

What are the key differences?

I list below some of the key differences between workplace mediation over “good management practice.”

Workplace mediation - What's that all about?

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Workplace mediation - what's that all about? As its name suggests, this term refers to the use of mediation to resolve conflict in the workplace. In this, the first of a series of three articles, I will set out what mediation is and how workplace...

NHS Contract Mediation

Tony Hughes
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Help: I need an NHS contract mediator! 1st March 2019 is the day for appointing a mediator for NHS contract negotiations according to the NHS Operational Planning and Contracting Guidance 2019/20 (“the Guidance”). Where will they find them? ...

Dispute Resolution: Five reasons for involving a lawyer early

Tony Hughes
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In a recent Blog I explained why the temptation on the part of a Trusted Adviser to give their client some “common sense” advice rather than recommending that they instruct an experienced lawyer could be a false economy. In this Blog I suggest some other reasons why the early involvement of a lawyer can help to achieve a better outcome.

Negotiating in a spirit of peace and goodwill

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As we approach the Christmas break with excitement and anticipation, many of us are aware of a bubbling cauldron of family conflict which could flare up at any time. But this is said to be the season of peace and goodwill; so how well do we deal with...

Dispute Resolution: Using an experienced lawyer will actually save your client money

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In the commercial world disputes are common. They can quickly affect the profitability, operation and future of the business. As a trusted adviser to your clients you will often be approached by people who want advice in these situations. Since there is...

Why is mediation so important?

Tony Hughes
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Some simple answers to this question might be to save money; because it gives a better chance of resolving a dispute; and because it can lead to better outcomes for both parties to a conflict. I have offered some answers but many people will not...