Category Archives: Mediation

Double dip recession a case for mediation

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The talk of a double dip recession remains a hot topic of discussion and debate in financial and business circles.  What does this mean for dispute resolution?  A debate over the economic fate of a country or sector often causes…
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Can mediation without settlement be a success?

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When a mediator approaches a dispute that he or she has been asked to mediate, it can be tempting to go into it with a rather simple goal – getting a settlement. That view is not a criticism by any…
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Chetwynd, Taseko and the Duty to Consult – Meaningful Interest-based Dialogue

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Recent examples in Chetwynd and Taseko show the the difficulties faced by the mining industry and the value of meaningful interest-based consultation.
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The Case for Alternative Dispute Resolution in a Changing World

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Gunfight at the OK Corral.  Stepping outside at the local watering hole.  Settling differences of opinion at the playground after school.  All of these are crude but actual means by which people have resolved their disputes over the years. When…
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