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Scottish Referrals CPD – Why it’s important to know about mediation as a dispute resolution option?
Date: 9th June 2022
This webinar is part of our series of continued professional development (CPD) sessions for solicitors.
Our mediation experts, and trained mediators, Alun Thomas and Jemma Forrest, talked you through why it’s important to know about mediation as a dispute resolution option.
It covered an overview of:
What mediation is
What the benefits of mediation are
What types of disputes are suitable for mediation
When to use mediation
When to recommend a client uses mediation; and
What Anderson Strathern can offer as part of our mediation and resolution services offering
Meet the speakers
Alun Thomas | Partner Alun is a Partner in our top-rated employment department and also heads the education group. Having worked extensively in the higher education sector, he is lead partner for a number of our higher education and public sector clients. As well as representing clients in the Employment Tribunal Alun is a practising mediator and is often asked to assist parties in conflict to reach mediated solutions to the issues they face.
Alun is recognised as a leader in the field of employment law by the legal directories Chambers & Partners and the Legal 500. He is on the committee of the Scottish Discrimination Law Association, and has been elected to the board of the Scottish Mediation Network.
Jemma Forrest | Associate
Jemma is an associate in the Employment, Immigration and Pensions Unit in our Glasgow office. She regularly represents both employer and employee clients across the private and public sectors.
Jemma advises clients in all aspects of contentious employment issues including unfair dismissal, discrimination, redundancy, disciplinary and grievance issues and whistleblowing, to name a few.
Jemma also has extensive experience of mediations and has recently trained as a mediator as she has a keen interest in this form of dispute resolution.
Scottish Referrals Network
If you’re interested in learning more about our Scottish referrals network please contact Gary Burton.
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