Free Mediation Showcase Events in London & Birmingham

James Watson Articles, Uncategorised, Videos

Sometimes you just need to see something in action to appreciate the benefits and understand how it works. Mediation is no exception. We’re holding a number of events over the next few months with the intention of demonstrating how mediation works, what it looks like, and what it can achieve. Hosted by our CEO & Founder, Dr Mike Talbot, you’ll …

Neighbourhood Mediation – webinar

James Watson Uncategorised, Videos, Webinars

Neighbourhood disputes are common and can cause a great deal of upset and bad feeling between people. Mediation provides an opportunity for people to communicate better, to understand one another’s concerns, and to jointly come up with ideas for how to end their dispute. This webinar, aimed at housing associations, tenants’ associations and landlords, focuses on all disputes affecting both tenants …

‘Mediation Events’ section launched

James Watson Articles, Uncategorised

Today sees the launch of a new section of our site dedicated to the free Mediation Showcase events we’re running across the UK through 2018. Our last showcase was held in London in February and we had a great response from those who were able to join us; but there were lots of people who really wanted to attend but …

UK Mediation ISO-certified for a sixth year

James Watson Articles, Uncategorised

We’re proud to announce that for the sixth year running, UK Mediation has gained the ISO 9001 Quality Management certification. We strive to ensure that our customers receive the best possible service, and this is made possible by our quality management system. This involves every aspect of the organisation, in both our mediation services and training divisions, and reflects our …

Commercial Mediation – webinar

James Watson Uncategorised, Videos, Webinars

Commercial disputes are usually about money, property, goods, and services: financial and contractual matters that could otherwise end up in court. Commercial mediation is a quick, cost effective, and private method of resolving your dispute: saving you from the stresses and costs of court, focussing on what everyone actually wants, and resolving your dispute amicably and consensually. More and more …

Workplace conflict and the removal of the UK ‘tribunal tax’

Dr Mike Talbot Articles, Uncategorised

In this blog, I look at the possible consequences of the removal of fees for making tribunal claims in the UK, and at some ideas about how workplace conflict escalates if left unchecked. The ‘tribunal tax’ In July 2013, the UK government introduced fees for anyone making a claim against their employer in the Employment Tribunal. The intention was to …

Homelessness prevention and mediation

Dr Mike Talbot Articles, Uncategorised

Mediation provides a perfect solution for turning family conflict around and avoiding the devastating effects of a young person becoming homeless. Here, I discuss the link between conflict and homelessness, how and why mediation is provided in this area, and how to maximise the opportunities that mediation can offer.

Commercial Mediation: making the most of your mediation skills

Dr Mike Talbot Articles, Uncategorised

So, you’re an Accredited Interpersonal Mediator: what next? You’ve completed the accredited mediator training, survived the role-plays, endured the assessment, got your certificate on the wall, and if you haven’t yet completed your first couple of cases, hopefully you’ve at least got one or two lined up. Workplace disputes, neighbourhood conflicts, working with families, dealing with the whole range of …

Mediation in the Housing Sector

Dr Mike Talbot Articles, Uncategorised

Conflict can happen in any household, within any family, and in any socio-economic setting. But how come we don’t just sort out our disputes for ourselves, and why is it that conflict within neighbourhoods and homes creates such a big issue for us? When I started out as a mediator, it was with a community mediation service in the West …