Homelessness Reduction Act: The Benefits of Mediation

Scott McIver Articles

As I’m sure you will have noticed, Britain is currently in the grips of “The Beast from the East” – the recent polar storm that has been hitting our shores this week. Whilst the majority of us are concerned about panic-buying vegetables and whether our household heating will hold out, the extreme weather conditions have also brought other important issues …

When Workplace Romances Go Wrong! – webinar

James Watson Videos, Webinars

When people share a working environment and spend a large amount of time together, it’s inevitable that relationships will occasionally develop beyond the platonic. However, intimate relationships between co-workers can have negative consequences, both for those involved and the rest of the team. Negative outcomes can include: Inappropriate behaviour in the workplace Changes to the office dynamic Perceived favouritism – especially …

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 …

Preventing Homelessness With Mediation – webinar

James Watson Webinars

In this webinar, Mike Talbot will be exploring 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.

Medical and Health Mediation – webinar

Dr Mike Talbot Videos, Webinars

Over the last eighteen years we have worked closely with many of the UK’s Health Authorities and NHS Trusts. We understand the challenges faced by Authorities and Trusts, and know how best to put some of our ideas about mediation and conflict resolution into action in this particular setting. Aimed at those working in the NHS, health authorities and similar …

Mediation in Healthcare Settings

Dr Mike Talbot Articles, Dr Mike Talbot

Some of the most stressful times of our lives are spent dealing with our own and our loved ones’ medical emergencies or episodes of ill-health. Whether receiving bad news, spending prolonged periods in hospital, or having to make critical choices about care, our fear and upset can make it extremely difficult to contribute positively to crucial healthcare decisions. What we …

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 …

Mike Talbot interviewed for Law Society Gazette

James Watson Articles, Media & Events

Our CEO & Founder, Dr Mike Talbot, was recently interviewed by The Law Society Gazette, who were interested in his opinion regarding compulsory mediation. The article, which appears in this week’s issue of the magazine, analyses the resistance to compulsory mediation among legal professionals, who often don’t want to lose control, and clients, who want their day in court. Here’s an …

How Mediation Works – Webinar

Dr Mike Talbot Videos, Webinars

‘How Mediation Works’ really lifts the lid on mediation. Based on the pioneering work of our founder and CEO, Dr. Mike Talbot, we’ll be looking at the anatomy and psychology of conflict: how we get into disputes, how we get stuck there, and what we need from an impartial third party in order to resolve a range of conflicts. Dr Talbot …

How Mediation Works – a relational view of interpersonal conflict

Dr Mike Talbot Articles

So we all know how mediation works, right? Wrong. How many mediation practitioners do you know who seem to work without a clear understanding of why they do what they do? Sure, they know how to build rapport, listen actively, express empathy, re-frame, follow a staged process, write an agreement, maybe even stay impartial (on a good day!) But to …

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.

Developing your mediation skills further

Dr Mike Talbot Dr Mike Talbot, Videos

We often get asked by qualified mediators about the options for developing their skills further, beyond the initial training. In this short video, UK Mediation’s CEO and founder, Mike Talbot, explains the four options we have for mediators looking for their next steps. Mediation Refresher Days This one-day course allows you to refresh your mediation skills, reflect on real-life cases, and …

Mike Talbot interviewed for People Management magazine article

James Watson Articles, Media & Events

Our CEO and Founder, Dr Mike Talbot, was approached by CIPD’s People Management magazine for his input into an article on a topic close to Mike’s heart: resolving workplace conflicts. The end result is a comprehensive look at the world of workplace mediation, espousing the benefits of tackling conflict head-on and ensuring formal processes are a last resort for HR …

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 …

Understanding Workplace Bullying – Webinar

Dr Mike Talbot Videos, Webinars

Bullying and harassment in the workplace can lead to unhappy and unproductive employees. If left unresolved, these types of issues can deteriorate and result in costly and time-consuming outcomes, such as disciplinary action and employment tribunals.  Society has never been more aware of the problem of workplace bullying. Research has shown that six in 10 people have either been the …

Workplace bullying: what’s really going on?

Dr Mike Talbot Dr Mike Talbot, Videos

UK Mediation CEO & Founder, Dr. Mike Talbot, lifts the lid on some of the more difficult aspects of workplace bullying and talks about our upcoming webinar on the subject. Next steps: Register for the webinar – On Friday 7th July, we’re presenting a free webinar on the subject of ‘Understanding Workplace Bullying’. Register for your place here.  Read Mike’s blog – …

Mediation in Housing – Webinar

James Watson Videos, Webinars

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? This is a recording of the webinar our CEO and Founder, Dr Mike Talbot, presented on mediation …

Building More Collaborative Teams – UHR 2017 Conference Talk

James Watson Videos

UK Mediation’s founder and CEO, Dr Mike Talbot, delivers his UHR 2017 conference talk on ‘Building more collaborative teams: a psychological approach’. Teams, groups, schools, and faculties within universities are made up of diverse groups of individuals with the widest range of needs, objectives, and expectations. Some people are natural collaborators, others less so. Tensions can arise and opportunities can …

Mediation in Housing – Video

Dr Mike Talbot Dr Mike Talbot, Videos

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? UK Mediation’s CEO and Founder, Dr Mike Talbot, talks about his experience in using mediation to resolve …

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 …

Becoming a Mediator – Webinar

James Watson Videos, Webinars

Join UK Mediation’s Dr Mike Talbot as he presents this comprehensive webinar on becoming a professional mediator. Recorded in May 2017, the webinar includes: What is mediation? The benefits of mediation What does a mediator require? Interpersonal mediation Commercial mediation Family mediation Finding work as a mediator Mediation training How to gain mediation experience Freelance mediation Establishing credibility

How Mediation Works – Webinar

James Watson Videos, Webinars

‘How Mediation Works’ really lifts the lid on mediation, based on the pioneering work of our founder and CEO, Dr. Mike Talbot. Mike looks at the anatomy and psychology of conflict: how we get into disputes, how we get stuck there, and what we need from an impartial third party in order to resolve a range of conflicts.

Hey, you! Fancy an Argument?

Dr Mike Talbot Articles

I had a good argument last week, while waiting with some friends at Schiphol Airport. I don’t mean ‘good’ because I necessarily won it; or ‘good’ because it was particularly loud, or dramatic, or involved lots of people. But it just felt like it was a conversation that had to happen. It involved some very differing views, it led to …

The Place of Apology in Complaints Against Health Care Providers

Dr Mike Talbot Articles

So, after a couple of months where I’ve been mediating quite a few complaints against health providers, I’m noticing a bit of a pattern. The kind of complaints I am talking about are those that involve a perception by a patient that they, or a relative or loved one, have been subjected to negligent or inadequate care or treatment. Sometimes …

How Dare You! The place of ‘Rudeness’ in conflict and its resolution

James Watson Articles

How often do we work with disputes, whether in workplaces, neighbourhoods, or families, in which one party alleges that another has been, or is being, ‘rude’? ‘She spoke to me SO rudely, and in front of the whole office!’, ‘He was rude to my partner, and I’m NOT having it!’, ‘Their kids are just RUDE, and now I know where …

Mediation Uncovered – Part 3

Dr Mike Talbot Articles

  We get lots of enquiries about our training courses, and one of the questions that I am most regularly asked is, “If I train with UK Mediation will I be an accredited Mediator?”    Choosing a Mediation Training Course In recent years, many new organisations have set themselves up as mediation training providers. If you are currently trying to choose the right …

A ‘difficult person’? Really?

Dr Mike Talbot Articles

I am increasingly coming across situations, particularly in workplace mediations, where some kind of label or diagnosis has unfortunately been planted onto one or both of the people in dispute.   We frequently hear ‘High Conflict Person(ality)’ or ‘Difficult Person’, but it can even be ‘Sociopath’, ‘Narcissist’, or ‘Obsessive’ that gets coined by the mediation referrer or by one of …

UK Mediation Awareness Week 2016

Dr Mike Talbot Articles

At UK Mediation we like to shout about the benefits of mediation! When we first heard about UK Mediation Awareness Week 2016, we thought this is a fantastic way for the wider mediation community to celebrate its great efforts, and at the same time to raise people’s awareness about what mediation really is. UK Mediation Awareness Week runs from Saturday …

Mediation Uncovered – Part 2

Dr Mike Talbot Articles

When disputes arise, the situation can soon get out of control. In Part 2 of ‘Mediation uncovered’, we’ll explain the different types of mediation services available to you.   What type of mediation do I need? There are in essence three different types of mediation, they are Interpersonal Mediation, Commercial Mediation and Family Separation Mediation.They all tackle different types of disputes …

Mediation Uncovered – Part 1

Dr Mike Talbot Articles

In this series of blog posts we blow the lid off of mediation, we cut through all the vague references and foggy language and answers your mediation questions, honestly, openly and directly. This blog series is the place to be for no frills answers. What is Mediation? A method of resolving disputes using a neutral third party (the mediator), that …

Interpersonal Mediation

James Watson Videos

Dr. Mike Talbot kicks off the second series of mediation videos with a look at Interpersonal Mediation and how it can help to resolve disputes.

What is Mediation?

James Watson Videos

In this animated video, we explain what mediation is and give you more information about the mediation process.

Who are UK Mediation?

James Watson Videos

In this animated video, we explain just who UK Mediation are, what we do and how we can help with your mediation needs.