Mediation Documents Training Seminar

This is a Bar Council run or accredited event This is a Bar Council run or accredited event

Date: 11 February 2016

Time: 17:30 - 19:30

The General Council of the Bar 289-293 High Holborn London WC1V 7HZ

The aim of this training session is to help members of the Bar acquire and improve their skills as advocates representing parties in mediation.

It will focus on the documents barristers are likely to encounter in a mediation, and on the documents they should ideally prepare in order to represent a client effectively in mediation.

Documents to be considered and discussed will include:

  • The mediation agreement, to include consideration of possible terms concerning the status of documents produced for the mediation which might be included in the agreement, and the remedies for breach of the agreement.

  • The mediator's terms and conditions. Are there any particular terms and conditions of which the barrister advocate should beware?

  • The open position statement prepared on behalf of the lay client. What should it ideally contain? How bold should the barrister be in that statement? Is it wise to set out a settlement offer in that statement?

  • Does the mediation call for a case summary, list of issues, schedule of financial claim, costs schedule or budget, or any legal, expert or evidential analysis?

  • Any other documents prepared on behalf of the lay client to be submitted to the mediator in confidence.

  • Draft settlement agreements, or draft clauses of a potential settlement agreement that a barrister may wish to prepare in advance of the mediation.

The speakers will all be members of the Bar Council's ADR Panel, including Colin Manning, Jonathan Lux, Andrew Parsons and Paul Randolph.

This seminar has been accredited with 2 CPD hours

The cost of attending the seminar is £30 + VAT. Please click here to book your place.

For further information regarding this event please contact Petra Majzlikova on pmajzlikova@barcouncil.org.uk or 020 7611 4690.