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 the teams who competed (and also to their coaches).  I was impressed by the standards of what I saw, and I hope that the students continue to recognise the benefits of mediation in their legal careers.

Finally, a huge thank you to Elena Koltsaki, Nana Papadogeorgaki and Petros Zourdoumis and the team at INADR for inviting me and for arranging the successful event.