The recent Budget was the catalyst for the publication of the Gibbons review on Employment Tribunals which concluded that workplace dispute resolution procedures are not working.
The Gibbon review has called for an end to the 2004 Dispute Resolution Regulations and has recommended that a free system of resolution and mediation be made available in cases where early resolution may be possible. Courts are likely to reduce awards in cases where mediation isn’t considered. The era of mediation has arrived.
Working with law firms Human Law Mediation has uncovered a disturbing truth: many aren’t prepared for this new era. In all their years of professional development, lawyers are not trained in mediation skills and some fail to understand the different style required to get the best result from mediation.
Luckily help is at hand. We have designed a training course for solicitors, especially suited to employment and litigation lawyers, to address this shortfall.
Making Mediation Work is a half-day in-house training session for lawyers provided by Human Law Mediation. It will equip lawyers with the knowledge they need to get the best results from mediation
Delegates will learn:
· How mediation fits into the ADR arena and why it’s different from conciliation and arbitration
· When to use and avoid mediation
· How to conduct a mediation
· Why there’s a need for a balance between strength and aggression
· How to preparing for mediation – for the client, the legal team and how the mediator will prepare
· Do’s and don’t of mediation
· The top 5 secrets of the mediator
· A mediation ‘Game Plan’ you can use over and over again
This course has been designed to be delivered in-house for legal teams or whole departments. All delegates will be able to claim CPD (3 hours) and will receive a full set of training notes for future reference. The course is priced at £1,250 plus VAT for up to 12 delegates.
For further details, please contact me via email at justin(at)human-law(dot)co(dot)uk.