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Making Mediation Work For You: A Practical Handbook


ISBN13: 9781903307939
Published: June 2012
Publisher: Legal Action Group
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £40.00



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This book is a guide to how mediation works in practice. Covering civil, family, workplace and community mediation, it will outline the process and focus on strategies, techniques and negotiation skills to ensure the best possible outcome.

It offers guidance to parties and legal advisers on how to set up and prepare for a mediation, highlighting the strategies, skills and techniques mediators can employ to achieve the best possible outcome for the parties involved. There is detailed coverage of civil, family, workplace and community mediation and information on professional standards, ethics and training.

Each chapter has a handy summary of key points, checklists and extensive cross-referencing to aid navigation. Frequently asked questions are answered by some of the leading names in the mediation field and case studies help bring each chapter to life. There is a wealth of extra resources in the appendices including an extensive list of mediation providers, draft agreements and codes of practice.

Subjects:
Arbitration and Dispute Resolution, Courts and Procedure
Contents:
Foreword
Acknowledgments
Table of cases
Case studies
Frequently asked questions
Abbreviations
Glossary

Part I: Introduction to mediation
1. What is Mediation?
2. Why choose mediation?

Part II: The mediation process
3. How to set up a mediation: the practicalities
4. Preparing for a mediation, negotiation techniques and mediation advocacy
5. The mediation process
6. Mediation skills, strategies and techniques
7. Concluding the mediation: writing the agreement

Part III: Areas of mediation
8. Civil Mediation
9. Family mediation
10. Workplace mediation
11. Community mediation

Part IV: Professional standards
12. Training, accreditation and ethics

APPENDICES
A Mediation providers
B Specialist advisers;
C Agreement to mediate
D Pre-mediation questionnaire
E Mediation settlement agreements
F Mediation contract clause
G EU Mediation Directive
H European Code of Conduct for Mediators
I Practice Direction: Pre action conduct
J Family Mediation Council Code of Practice
K Practice Direction 3A : Pre application Protocol for Mediation
Information and Assessment and Family Mediation Information
and Assessment Form (FM1)
Index;