Browsing Archive: May, 2017

Civil Mediation Council's 2017 Conference

Posted by Stephen Wood on Saturday, May 20, 2017, In : 2017 Annual CMC Conference 
On Tuesday 16th May I attended the Civil Mediation Council's 2017 Conference at the Hyatt Regency, Birmingham City Hotel.

The main aim of this year's CMC's annual conference was to build upon its membership's experience and reflect upon the needs and interest of its membership, which was collated from a pre-Conference survey, along with the concerns of users of mediation.

The programme addressed the growing importance of mediation in the civil justice system, how mediation schemes can be establ...
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Judging at the INADR's 2017 International Law School Mediation Competition in Glasgow

Posted by Stephen Wood on Monday, May 1, 2017, In : INADR 
I was delighted to be asked again to be a judge at the International Academy of Dispute Resolution's International Mediation Competition, which this year was held in Glasgow, with assistance from the University of Strathclyde, and in particular, from Charlie Irvine.  The tournament took place between 5th April 2017 and 8th April 2017.

Each team of 3 students competed in 3 rounds, with each team member being a mediator, client and client's advocate, over the 3 rounds. The highest scoring teams ...
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About Me


Stephen Wood is an ADR Group Accredited Civil & Commercial Mediator, an ADR Group Accredited Workplace Mediator, an ADR Group Accredited Online Mediator and a Consultant Litigation Solicitor. In 2017 Stephen was appointed to the Panel of Chairs of the Valuation Tribunal of England. Stephen has undertaken over 50 paid mediations.