The Singapore Convention on Mediation: It’s kind of a big deal

Okay, so what are we talking about here? The United Nations Convention on International Settlement Agreements Resulting from Mediation. Wha…? Also known as the Singapore Convention on Mediation. Okay, I’ll just call it the Convention. Why are we talking about this? The Convention formally entered into force on 12 September 2020. It’s kind of a …

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How does mediation work?

How does mediation work? To answer this question, we first need to say a few words about arguments. Arguments are to mediation what diseases are to vaccines: without the former, there is no need for the latter. Arguments happen every day. Some are more serious than others. Some blow up in an instant, while some …

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The word mediation spelled out on a Scrabble board

What is mediation?

The Australian Mediator Standards Board defines mediation as: …a process in which the participants, with the support of the mediator, identify issues, develop options, consider alternatives and make decisions about future actions and outcomes. https://msb.org.au/about-mediation (accessed 8 April 2020) So, what does that mean? Let’s break it down. First and foremost, mediation is a structured …

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