Advising and Representing Clients at Mediation (2ed) (Wildy Practice Guide)
Advising and Representing Clients at Mediation is an invaluable guide for lawyers, surveyors and other professionals. It will assist at every stage of the mediation process from persuading the other party to mediate and preparing for and taking part in the mediation itself to advising clients on what to expect and how to conduct themselves at a mediation.
The book also offers extensive checklists and precedents, practical advice from experienced mediators, and a clear explanation of the law as it currently stands.
The book is fully updated with all the changes in the mediation sector including new relevant case law, the new approaches created by the Jackson reforms and the Jackson ADR Handbook, and the latest thinking on ADR processes and procedures.
“Every now and then a book is published for legal representatives that goes beyond a mere analysis of the law and technical guidance, and makes the reader stop and think. This is one such publication. I wish I had read this book before I first represented clients as a solicitor at mediations. Now, as a commercial mediator, plenty in the book resonates with my own experiences. It is packed with real-life tips and examples. It will help a representative get the very best out of the mediation process for their client.”
Law Society Gazette review of previous edition
- 1. OVERVIEW
- 1.1 Introduction
- 1.2 Who are the representatives?
- 1.3 What is the representative’s role?
- 2. WHEN AND HOW TO USE MEDIATION
- 2.1 Introduction
- 2.2 Alternative dispute resolution
- 2.3 How is mediation different?
- 2.4 Does mediation really work?
- 2.5 What the client can expect from mediation
- 2.6 What are the advantages for the clients?
- 2.7 Uses of mediation
- 2.8 Other ways of using mediation
- 2.9 Timing of the mediation
- 2.10 Conclusion
- 3. PERSUASION AND COMPULSION
- 3.1 Introduction
- 3.2 Mediation theory
- 3.3 Mediation practice
- 3.4 Halsey and refusal of mediation
- 3.5 Responding to a Halsey letter to say no
- 3.6 Contractual obligations to mediate
- 3.7 Can I leave a mediation?
- 3.8 Conclusion
- 4. CONFIDENTIALITY AND LIABILITY
- 4.1 Introduction
- 4.2 Without prejudice rule
- 4.3 Getting past the without prejudice rule
- 4.4 Is there mediation privilege?
- 4.5 Mediation confidentiality agreements
- 4.6 Settlement agreements
- 4.7 Protection of the mediator
- 4.8 Proceeds of Crime Act 2002
- 4.9 EU mediation and the Directive
- 4.10 Liability of the mediator
- 4.11 Professional adviser liability
- 4.12 Conclusion
- 5. MEDIATOR SELECTION
- 5.1 Introduction
- 5.2 Where to look for a mediator
- 5.3 Essential questions to ask about a mediator
- 5.4 Mediator qualifications
- 5.5 Complaints and conduct
- 5.6 Mediation style and method
- 5.7 Mediator fees
- 5.8 Who do I choose?
- 5.9 Arguing about the mediator
- 5.10 Mediation agreement
- 5.11 Venue selection
- 5.12 Conclusion
- 6. PHYSICAL PREPARATION – POSITION PAPERS AND BUNDLES
- 6.1 Introduction
- 6.2 Is a position paper essential?
- 6.3 Do you need a mediation bundle?
- 6.4 Less is more
- 6.5 Conclusion
- 7. MENTAL PREPARATION I – PRE-MEDIATION ANALYSIS AND MEDIATION STRATEGY
- 7.1 Introduction
- 7.2 Rebalancing
- 7.3 Purpose and preparation
- 7.4 Do lawyers really want to settle?
- 7.5 What mediation expects from the client
- 7.6 Four topics that must be considered
- 7.7 Mediation strategy – know your settlement
- 7.8 BATNAs and WATNAs
- 7.9 Pre-mediation analysis
- 7.10 Know your client
- 7.11 Know yourself – cognitive biases, heuristics and flaws
- 7.12 Conclusion
- 8. MENTAL PREPARATION II – NEGOTIATION TACTICS
- 8.1 Introduction
- 8.2 Negotiation – practice v theory
- 8.3 Three things that always crop up – money, deal breakers and the unexpected
- 8.4 Negotiation tactics
- 8.5 Offers and the party’s role
- 8.6 Finding the deal zone
- 8.7 Conclusion
- 9. MEDIATION DAY
- 9.1 Introduction
- 9.2 Mediation stages and timetable
- 10. MEDIATION REPRESENTATION
- 10.1 Introduction
- 10.2 Can clients represent themselves?
- 10.3 Who should represent the client?
- 10.4 Does a representative need to be legally qualified?
- 10.5 Key requirements of a representative
- 10.6 Three roles of a representative
- 10.7 Making peace is a co-operative process
- 10.8 Three-stage process
- 10.9 Conclusion
- 11. AT THE END
- 11.1 Introduction
- 11.2 Settlement agreements
- 11.3 Drafting the agreement
- 11.4 What happens if the parties cannot agree?
- 11.5 Costs
- 11.6 After settlement
- 11.7 Conclusion
- 12. CONCLUSION – NEW TRENDS OLD PROBLEMS
- 12.2 Emerging trends
- 12.3 New approaches
- 12.4 Old problems
- 12.5 Key takeaways from this book
- 1. Mediation – Frequently Asked Questions
- 2. Mediation Preparation Guidance Notes
- 3. Preparing the Position Statement
- 4. Confidential Checklist
- 5. Further Reading
- 6. Model Mediation Clause
- 7. Precedent – Halsey Letter Proposing Mediation
- 8. Precedent – Response to Halsey Mediation Letter
- 9. Precedent – Response to Halsey Mediation Letter Based on Time
|Publisher:||Wildy Simmonds & Hill Publishing|
|Author(s)||Walker, S and Smith, D|