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Ask An Expert, CDRC 2018 Edition: Aled Davies

Ask An Expert, CDRC 2018 Edition: Aled Davies

What is your background, how did you get into the field?

I came into mediation via an unconventional route. As a commercial diver and budding entrepreneur I started a diamond mining company in Southern Africa but the transition from mining to mediation happened by chance when a good friend recommended I join a mediation training course in Cape Town before heading up into conflict-ridden regions of Africa. Like most who stumble into mediation, I experienced that Ah-ha moment that stayed with me throughout my time in Angola and sparked my interest in mediation when I returned to London.

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Day 4 Of The CDRC 2018: The Finals

Day 4 Of The CDRC 2018: The Finals

Our fourth and final day here at the CDRC was certainly among the most exciting.

The day began with the semi-finals. To recap, the four negotiator teams and two mediator teams included NALSAR UniversitySingapore Management UniversityMGIMO UniversityNLSU BangaloreSOAS University of London and Marquette University.

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The Importance Of Being Present

The Importance Of Being Present

According to mediator, Catherine Davidson, “to be present is to be in the moment, in the zone […].” She was co-conducting a workshop titled ‘Mediator Presence’ with her colleague Greg Bond at the 2018 Consensual Dispute Resolution Competition (CDRC) in Vienna. The participants of the workshop, all competitors, were gathering examples of what ‘presence’ contributes to a mediation session. I had snuck in to report on their progress.

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Ask An Expert: Rosemary Howell

Ask An Expert: Rosemary Howell

Rosemary Howell, renowned lawyer and academic and Co-Founder of Strategic Action, based in Sydney, speaks about both the international and the Australian ADR landscape, the pivotal role of education and the need for more data in the legal profession.

What is your background, how did you first get into dispute resolution?

I am a lawyer by training and background and I discovered early in my career that law was not the love of my life. A series of adventures saw me join the team setting up the postgraduate practical legal training programme in Victoria which involved significant training in educational theory and practice. I loved it and had the good fortune to be allocated the practice management segment to develop and teach. Good fortune brought an offer from the Law Institute of Victoria (LIV) to run its continuing education programme and join the fledgling practice management programme which saw me consulting to 500 law firms in Australasia over three years.

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From Conference Series To Global Community – What’s Next For The GPC?

From Conference Series To Global Community – What’s Next For The GPC?

As the Global Pound Conference Series 2016-17 draws to a close,  it is time to take stock and consider how both the data analysis and conversations from each event might inform the future of Dispute Resolution.

As an academic, I am wary to avoid drawing conclusions before the final analysis is complete; but as contributor to the series from design to data analysis , I would like to share some of the themes I see emerging from this ambitious project.

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Ask An Expert: Laura Benedetto

Ask An Expert: Laura Benedetto

Laura Benedetto, Secretary General of the Florence Chamber of Commerce in Italy,  speaks about expanding the Florentine disputes landscape, international mediation and educating the legal and business community on the range of processes available.

 What made you specialise in dispute resolution?

I’ve been serving as Secretary General at the Florence Chamber of Commerce since 2011. The Florence Chamber of Commerce has been promoting and investing in ADR tools since the 1970s, when almost nobody in Italy knew these processes.

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The Third Edition Of The IBA – VIAC Consensual Dispute Resolution Competition

Two years ago, the International Bar Association (IBA), the Vienna International Arbitral Centre (VIAC), and the European Law Students’ Association (ELSA) launched the first edition of the Consensual Dispute Resolution Competition (CDRC) Vienna. The inaugural success and the enthusiastic feedback and support for the competition’s new concept quickly caught international attention and led to a second edition in 2016. This past July, we witnessed the third edition of a path towards more consensus building in dispute resolution – and bringing it to the next generation:

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