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Herbert Smith Freehills to host event on improving standards in mediation advocacy

On Thursday 6 December at 6pm, Herbert Smith Freehills’ London office will host an event organised by the Standing Conference of Mediation Advocates (SCMA), a cross-professional association  established to deliver professional excellence in mediation advocacy.  Nicholas Green QC, Edwin Glasgow QC, HH … Continue reading

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Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court rules on whether mediation requires mediators to be lawyers

In re Bott, 2012 WL 1970456, Docket No. SJC-10935 (5 June 2012) the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court held that mediation as a general matter does not constitute the practice of law and therefore practising mediators need not be lawyers. However, the … Continue reading

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German mediation law comes into force

The German mediation bill has long been a source of debate and disagreement between the German Parliament’s two chambers. Indeed, disagreement over the terms of the bill was referred to mediation deploying provisions under the German Constitution providing for resolution by mediation of disputes between the … Continue reading

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Mediation Ordinance enacted in Hong Kong giving effect to earlier Mediation Bill

On 22 June 2012, the Mediation Ordinance (the Ordinance) was enacted in Hong Kong.  It will come into force when the Secretary for Justice publishes a notice. The Ordinance creates a basic statutory framework for mediation in Hong Kong and … Continue reading

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Heather Gething becomes latest Herbert Smith accredited mediator

Heather Gething, head of the firm’s tax disputes practice, has recently become a CEDR accredited mediator. This brings the total number of accredited mediators in our London office to 13, demonstrating our experience in and commitment to ADR: Simon Clarke … Continue reading

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Herbert Smith gains two new CEDR-accredited mediators

Gary Milner-Moore and Rupert Shiers, both partners in the Dispute Resolution division, have just become CEDR-accredited mediators. Rupert, who is a partner in the firm’s tax disputes practice, undertook the CEDR training in a course specially arranged by CEDR and … Continue reading

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Herbert Smith gains another accredited mediator

In January 2011, David Phillips, a senior associate at Herbert Smith, became a CEDR accredited mediator. David has advised clients on a number of mediations, notably in the energy sector, usually in respect of international disputes and often involving multiple parties.

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International Mediation Institute – new mediator certification procedures

The International Mediation Institute (IMI) was launched in 2007 in the Hague as an international public policy initiative to provide international mediator standards and training. Its stated goal is to generate enhanced confidence in mediators by way of recognised mediator … Continue reading

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