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Mediation For Private Client Lawyers

Posted: Friday, 4 January 2019 @ 13:43

Please note that I am doing this seminar for MBL Seminars on 15th September.

Mediation continues to grow as an issue for private client practitioners with case law and the CPR encouraging its use and cost conscious clients wanting to avoid court to save legal fees.

 As many practitioners still do not know how to get the most out of the mediation process, this practical course is designed to show you how.

 The course will explore the specific issues that the modern private client lawyer is likely to face.

 What You Will Learn

 This course will cover the following:

•Mediation - What is it?

•How does it contrast with other forms of ADR?

•How to effectively use mediation within your practice

•When to use it

•When to avoid

•Managing the mediation process

•What questions to ask the other side before mediation?

•How to choose and agree a mediator

•Selecting a venue

•Pre mediation statements - Form and content

•Preparing clients for mediation

•Influencing the mediator

•Negotiating effectively

•Unique issues relating to Private Client Practice - Trusts, Probate, Court of Protection and Continuing Healthcare Work and the mediation issues raised