Tag Archives: barriers to mediation

Mediation, a love story

My name is Rebecca Carroll-Bell; I call myself the Everyday Mediator because a lot of what I do, and the tools and techniques I teach, are just as useful in everyday life as in formal mediation and conflict resolution scenarios. I have always been a peace maker. I am always the one to try to […]

5 mediation myths busted

Why mediate? What stops businesses from mediating disputes? These were some of the questions posed to an expert panel at the ICC Mediation Rules Launch last week. The most obvious reason to mediate is because it is efficient. Over 74% of matters filed with the ICC ADR program reach settlement once a mediator has been engaged. […]

Local Miner lashes out.

Positions and Interests: mediation in WA over mining plant and equipment  Image from vanadiuminvestingnews.com Resource investment group Atlantic Ltd and Australian based mining company Mineral Resources Ltd (MRL) are headed for “contractual mediation” in relation to the “crushing, milling and beneficiation (CMB) plant” at Windimurra, WA. According to Atlantic, it has spent over $20 million […]

Fostering trust in mediation

US Secretary of State John Kerry has been dispatched to Jerusalem to mediate the ongoing conflicts between Israel and the Palestinian Authority; but over half the Israelis polled earlier this month do not trust Kerry to act as an impartial mediator (source: FOCUS News Agency). I have written before about the importance of truthfulness in mediation […]

Barriers to mediation: keeping secrets

image via wikipedia At the start of a mediation the parties and mediator establish the “ground rules” for the mediation process. One of the most important rules is truthfulness – being truthful with each other and the mediator and disclosing all matters relevant to the dispute. Sometimes it can be hard to know what matters are […]