29 June 2017
There are numerous articles available on the theoretical benefits of mediation, including several on this website, but following a recent mediation it occurred to me that the true benefits, felt by people in real life, are the important ones and aren’t written about enough.
17 May 2017
27 April 2017
05 April 2017
21 March 2017
Listen to Dorcas Crawford talk to Wendy Austin...
02 March 2017
Businesses, charities, boards, committees and senior management teams are frequently faced with situations where they would benefit from the involvement of an independent and impartial third party to facilitate progress.
01 February 2017
This week I’ve been working on an article on mediation for NI Business Magazine, Business First (the article will follow in the next few weeks) and I’ve also been working with some businesses in Belfast, facilitating and mediating with directors and senior management teams.
19 January 2017
The dangers of failing to deal with conflict in the workplace in a proactive and constructive way were highlighted this week in the Irish News report of a massive increase of almost 30% in the number of cases taken to the Employment Tribunal in Northern Ireland.
06 January 2017
Dorcas is delighted to join the UK’s leading mediators again this year in being ranked in Chambers Directory. For those who are not familiar with the Directory it is published each year as a result of detailed research and interviews with colleagues and clients.
16 November 2016
This is one of the most frequent comments parties make when they send me feedback after a mediation and, whilst mediation skills and experience are crucial, the key to it is the neutral role a mediator plays.
22 October 2016
As SME’s throughout the UK continue to recover from the recession but are faced with the implications of Brexit, another major threat to their economic viability, thought has to be given to how they manage dispute resolution.