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Mediation and ADR


These days, lawyers don't automatically use litigation to resolve disputes. But what are the alternatives? You need to know in order to save money and time. This course will tell you everything you need to know about Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR).

Key learning

  • An overview - different forms of ADR
  • When litigation is not appropriate - court and judicial
  • How do you go about choosing an alternative to litigation?
  • Mediations - the role of the lawyer, role of witnesses and role of the clients
  • Tips on choosing a mediator
  • How to prepare for a mediation - get your strategy right
  • Do's and don'ts for mediation
  • Role-plays and case studies
  • Recent case law


  • Resolving disputes more quickly, more efficiently and more cheaply
  • Understanding all the benefits of mediation
  • Finding better, more workable solutions to disagreements

Effective Mediation post the Jackson Reforms


This interactive one day programme is designed for barristers and solicitors who will act for a client in mediation. Attendees will gain insight into the approaches of mediation that are likely to be successful. Primarily the intensive course focuses on the process of mediation and highlights key strategies that advocates can use to enhance client representation. By the end of the session participants will be able to advise a client in relation to the benefits of mediation and draft a position statement as well as prepare a mediation bundle.

Jackson Reforms & ADR:

This course has been developed in response to the Jackson reforms promoting the use of mediation. It is designed and delivered by Julie Browne and Susan Blake, co-authors of "A Practical Approach to Alternative Dispute Resolution" (Oxford University Press, 2nd edition 2012) and contributors to "The Jackson ADR Handbook" (Oxford University Press 2013). The Court of Appeal has expressly endorsed advice in the ADR Handbook, which has been issued to the judiciary.