Mediation Achiever of the Year

Congratulations to my colleague Paul Balen who received the award for Mediation Achiever of the Year at the Personal Injury Awards in Manchester.

Paul has been at the forefront of the NHS Resolution clinical negligence mediation scheme and has a phenomenal record of helping parties find their own solution on the day of the mediation.

Here is what the judging panel had to say about Paul.

 

If you would like to book Paul or any of our mediators or find out more about our services do get in touch.

Leave a reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Leave a reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Sir Henry Brooke

On behalf of all mediators at Trust Mediation, past and present, I would like to offer a few words of tribute to Sir Henry Brooke who, so sadly, passed away on 30 January. He was a great lawyer, an inspirational mediator, a great communicator and a wonderful man. Sir Henry, then recently retired from the… Continue Reading

One Response to Sir Henry Brooke

  1. This is a lovely tribute: thank you. One slightly unnerving outcome of all the mediation training courses Dad went on in his 70s was that he learnt all sorts of communication techniques that were entirely new to him (leaning forward,nodding, making eye contact, that sort of thing) & started practising them at home on his family.

Leave a reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

The new justice economy

The following article by our panel mediator Tim Wallis first appeared in the Solicitors Journal September 2017 and is published here with kind permission. Alternative dispute resolution, what used to be ‘the next thing’, has now become mainstream. However, attention is now turning to online dispute resolution, or ODR, a term used here to mean… Continue Reading

Leave a reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Judge proposes mediation for serious medical treatment cases.

Our panel mediator and specialist clinical negligence solicitor Andrew Hannam discusses the European Court of Human Rights Decision re: Charlie Gard This article was first published by LexisNexis What issues did this case raise? The domestic Courts and the European Court of Human Rights were tackling the difficult and emotionally charged issues of when it… Continue Reading

Leave a reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

NHS Resolution

On April 1st the NHS Litigation Authority re-branded itself as NHS Resolution and embarked upon a 5 year strategy to implement processes ensuring fair resolution of claims and that lessons are learnt from adverse patient incidents. In its forward to its Strategy Plan the NHS Resolution expressly recognises that “the process of claiming compensation need not… Continue Reading

Leave a reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

NHS pays indemnity costs again for failing to mediate costs dispute

The NHS has again been penalised for failing to mediate costs litigation. I wrote last month about the case of Reid v Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust where indemnity costs were ordered from the date of the offer to mediate. In Bristow v The Princess Alexander Hospital NHS Trust & Ors [2015] EWHC B22 Master Simons… Continue Reading

Leave a reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

SCCO penalises NHS for not mediating costs dispute

Master O’Hare in the Senior Courts Costs Office has confirmed that the rules on penalties for unreasonable refusals to mediate apply to costs litigation, not just the substantive personal injury or clinical negligence claim. In Reid v Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust the defendant took six weeks to respond to and reject an offer to mediate… Continue Reading

Leave a reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Mediation Achiever of the Year 2015

Frances McCarthy of Pattinson and Brewer and Trust Mediation has received the award of Mediation Achiever of the Year 2015. The judges also had an award for a founder member of Trust Mediation Advisory Council and longstanding supporter of mediation, David Fisher. David, the Catastrophic & Injury Technical Claims Manager at AXA, was given the… Continue Reading

One Response to Mediation Achiever of the Year 2015

Leave a reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Leave a reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.