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6/17: Kilmarnock: Fans group offers mediation with chairman
Supporters Direct Scotland has offered to mediate between Kilmarnock fans and club chairman Michael Johnston over the future direction of the club. read
ONE-third of all complaints received by the Office of the Press Ombudsman were successfully resolved last year by conciliation or mediation. read
Mediation is the only way forward for "messy and expensive" company law disputes according to the senior judge who manages corporate divorces. High Court judge Ms Justice Mary Laffoy said that company law disputes, often between longstanding friends and siblings, as well as husbands and wives, are highly expensive and time consuming, with many lasting for years. "Mediation has application across the board, and I think most judges would welcome a mediation act" said Judge Laffoy. read
The UK Intellectual Property Office has recently launched a new mediation services to help businesses resolved disputes faster and more cheaply.
The move follows the Hargreaves report which identified reasons why an earlier mediation service was rarely used and assessed how it could be improved to meet the needs of businesses. The service will now offer a greater choice of mediation options including telephone sessions and will provide a wider list of specialist accredited mediators and a more flexible fee scale.
Disputes from infringement of an IP right, issues about IP licensing, copyright licensing issues and patent entitlement will all come within the ambit of the services. read
Why compromise? Increasingly in civil litigation there are no winners — not even the lawyers, following the review and implementation of Sir Rupert Jackson’s report into costs. The question is rapidly being re-phrased as “Why litigate?” read
Over the last number of years, mediation has become increasingly used or considered as an alternative dispute resolution process in Ireland. According to the CEDR Ireland/ICMA Mediation Audit 2013, mediations have increased by 739% between 2003 and 2012 and 73% of all mediations surveyed reached agreement. read
An increasingly bitter dispute between judges and the Government has been defused after the Chief Justice Susan Denham secured agreement on a new mediation system. read
St Mirren chairman Stewart Gilmour believes Scottish football needs a "mediator" to facilitate a way forward. read
Legal aid changes and ignorance of options is set to lead families into debt and create chaos for children. read
The cash-strapped Coalition announced on the 10th April they would be pumping £6.5million into projects aimed at helping separated parents "put their differences aside for the sake of their children". The announcement has put mediation in the spotlight as divorcees seek to minimise the impact of their split on their children. read