Making an alternative mainstream
Now that Woolf has put mediation on the map, Tony Allen says it is time for adequate training to be provided for solicitors
Studies have shown there are marked shortcomings in lawyers’ understanding of the mediation process and of their role during a mediation when it comes to advising their clients. The Centre for Dispute Resolution (Cedr) has long advocated lawyer training in this field, and believes it is necessary that a more formal requirement for improving mediation representation skills needs to be put in place.
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