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 then competed in the semi-finals, and ultimately the final.

A diverse selection of scenarios was used, ranging from workplace disputes to trade deals, with even Pokemon Go featuring in one of the rounds!!

Congratulations to the mediation team from Middlesex University for being the first placed mediation team, and also to the client/advocate team from William & Mary Law School (Virginia) for being the first placed client/advocate team.