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Friday, 17 February 2017
According to recent press reports, a high-flying accountant forged his dead mother's will to take control of a share in his family's £160million palm oil business. Girish Dahyabhai Patel, 65, from Highgate in north London, used a blank d...
Thursday, 16 February 2017
Fundamentally while lawyers may make their money our of litigation they and you should be looking at the possibility of extraction from a dispute at any opportunity.(on the right terms of course) Given this, what are the benefits of mediati...
Monday, 6 February 2017
David Beckham may be upset that he has passed over for knighthood and some embarrassing emails(doctored or not) have emerged that cast doubt as to his motives for doing charity work. However, irrespective of his motives, Mr Beckham would no...
Friday, 3 February 2017
While elderly client legal issues have their own specific dynamics such as where the mental capacity of one or more of the parties may be in doubt, there are at least two reasons to try to mediate. First, the Court rules...
Thursday, 2 February 2017
When you should not mediate.
Thursday, 12 January 2017
Justin Patten has been commissioned by  Law Brief Publishing to write a practical guide to elderly law. The book focuses on key legal and negotiation issues including inheritance claims, will validity, dealing with difficult exe...
Thursday, 12 January 2017
Is Judicial Mediation Worth Going To And Paying For?
Thursday, 5 January 2017
How To Resign from your Job/Organisation.
Wednesday, 21 December 2016
Tuesday, 13 December 2016
Negotiation is about agreement and compromise.  For some this might not seem a good way to resolve a dispute, especially when fuelled by the idea of ‘winning’.  But when you consider the success rates of mediation – w...