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Ask An Expert: Bill Marsh

Ask An Expert: Bill Marsh

Bill Marsh, one of the top ranked independent mediators worldwide, discusses the growth of mediation, the future of the industry and streamlining cross-border dispute resolution processes.

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Posted by Natasha Mellersh in Ask An Expert, GPC
A Moment In The Drizzle: Could Brexit Represent An Opportunity For Arbitration?

A Moment In The Drizzle: Could Brexit Represent An Opportunity For Arbitration?

A trigger that came with more warnings than the Daily Mail in a post-colonial gender studies course, the formal notification of Article 50 has brought into relief the fact that the EU-UK legal framework is moving swiftly towards the Rumsfeld paradigm: “There are things we know that we know. There are known unknowns. That is to say there are things that we now know we don’t know. But there are also unknown unknowns. There are things we do not know we don’t know”. Read more

Posted by GPC Series in GPC, Opinion
Advocating Alternative Political Resolution

Advocating Alternative Political Resolution

I proposed the idea of alternative political resolution (APR) in a 2015 blog post about potential future developments in mediation. Now I’d like to explore the idea in more detail in light of the Global Pound Conference Series and related discussions about shaping the future of dispute resolution. I imagine APR as a process by which politicians with different views engage with each other, confidentially, with the help of an impartial third party, and work out policy or legislation solutions that satisfy all sides of the political debate. Read more

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The End Of Free Trade?

The End Of Free Trade?

With the fallout from the recent US election, many are feeling uneasy about the year ahead. Rising nationalism in Europe, along with a growing protectionist trend towards international trade are certainly a cause for concern. Read more

Posted by Natasha Mellersh in GPC, Opinion

MediatorTV: Episode 9

 

In this week’s episode, Professor Nadja Alexander and Aled Davies look at the seven biggest global trends in Mediation coming up in 2017.

Because it is Family Mediation Week in the UK this week, the episode includes a number of stories on family mediation but not all in the UK. Philippa Johnson is a special guest on the show, an experienced family mediator and also vice-chair of the Family Mediators Association, she speaks about the special focus this year on the child in family mediation.

The episode also looks at family and divorce mediation in Singapore, as well as some disruptive technology emerging in the US in the form of the Centre for Out of Court Divorce.

For the original transcript please click here.

Posted by GPC Series in GPC, News

MediatorTV: Episode 7

 

In their latest video episode, Professor Nadja Alexander and Aled Davies report from Edinburgh at Mediate 2016 – the Scottish Mediation Network‘s annual conference. Where they learn about a different kind of community mediation in a global village with the World Bank Group urging India and Pakistan to mediate over a water dispute. Continue reading →

Posted by GPC Series in GPC, News