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 …