Michael Leathes

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Location: The Hague, The Netherlands


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The Variegated Landscape of Mediation: A Comparati&hellip by Manon Schonewille
Mediation has detonated over the world in 30 years. Like any explosive fallout, it has fragmented into a plethora of definitions, practices, regulations, applications approaches and attitudes. There are numerous definitions. 60 Nations Divided by a Common Word. Little wonder that mediation often confuses people; few really understand what it is, or why and how it could be one of the most valuable applications for human interaction. Never before has an attempt been made to capture the distinctive qualities and differences that combine to make mediation eclectic and also truly comprehensible. Until now.

The Variegated Landscape of Mediation is a collaboration of around 90 of… Read more
Mediation Law and Civil Practice by Tony Allen
In under 300 pages of readable, cleverly segmented chapters, Tony Allen does an excellent job of demystifying the web of court judgments, procedural rules, orders, cost implications, policy statements and other reforms that comprise mediation law and practice in the UK. A hugely important work for disputing parties, the judiciary, mediators (whether lawyers or non-lawyers), litigators and civil justice policy makers.

Starting with a succinct historical summary and political context of mediation, Allen attempts to define mediation and its consequences and explains the different practical and legal positions of mediators when compared to other dispute resolvers. The 1998 Civil… Read more
Tomorrow's Lawyers: An Introduction to Your Future by Richard Susskind
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
If there is one book that both aspiring and practicing lawyers should stop and read, this is it. In his absorbing, punchy style, Susskind emphasises that much of the training of new lawyers is based on past, not future, needs of the marketplace. And that many experienced practitioners are equally poorly prepared. Alarm bells echo through the 150 thought provoking pages. Excellent follow-up to Julie Macfarlane's The New Lawyer.

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