Browsing Archive: June, 2016

Judging at the INADR's 2016 International Law School Mediation Competition in Athens

Posted by Stephen Wood on Sunday, June 12, 2016,
I was delighted and honoured to be asked to be a judge at the International Academy of Dispute Resolution's International Mediation Competition at the American College of Greece in Athens, which took place between 14th and 17th May 2016.

Each team of 3 students competed in 3 rounds, with each team member being a mediator, client and client's lawyer over the 3 rounds.  The highest scoring teams then competed in the semi-finals, and ultimately the final.

Congratulations to the winners and to all ...
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Civil Mediation Council 2016 Annual Conference

Posted by Stephen Wood on Sunday, June 12, 2016, In : 2016 CMC Annual Conference 
I had an enjoyable day at the CMC 2016 Annual Conference at Congress Centre, London on 11th May 2016.  Sir Alan Ward gave a warm welcome to us.  We had a number of prominent mediators speak during the day, and, as always, the optional workshops were informative and entertaining.

Perhaps the most memorable talk was "Beyond - A View from Down Under" by Geoff Sharp, who explained how mediation had assisted the victims of the 2011 Chrstchurch earthquake in dealing with insurance companies.  Geoff ...
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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. In 2023 Stephen was appointed a Family Court Magistrate in Leicestershire. Stephen has undertaken over 100 paid mediations.