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The Better Way

12 August 2015

View the launch of the better way , June 2015 with journalist Declan Lawn & Dorcas Crawford at the Mac Belfast.

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If only we’d done it sooner ….

30 June 2015

Following some recent multi-million pound commercial mediations, the thought struck me that there is one thing common to disputes - whether at this level or between two individuals who can't get on at work - they take up a huge amount of time and energy which could so usefully be spent on other things.

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Naming the elephant

30 June 2015

This week I bumped into a friend who's a psychologist and we got into a discussion about the approach to leaving a problem in the past and moving into the future.

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Charities and social enterprises urged to embrace The Better Way

18 June 2015

Charities and social enterprises could make much needed financial savings by engaging in mediation instead of costly legal action - that was the message this morning as Belfast based law-firm Edwards & Co launched ‘the better way’, a dedicated mediation service for third sector organisations in Northern Ireland.

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Mediation for Charities

16 June 2015

In the NI Charity Commission’s 2014 report it highlighted as a concern ‘Disagreements and disputes within a charity’ and warned of the importance of Charities having a means of resolving such disputes since often these will not be something that the Commission has either the power or resources to become involved in.

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Mediation in the news

16 June 2015

Mediation –the way ahead This morning’s news reports in Northern Ireland without exception carried the story that there had been a call for the parties to mediate in the so-called ‘gay cake case’. Last week’s local news reports carried the story of Sport NI and the issues in the workplace that appear to have led to a string of grievances leading to media attention which has nothing to do with the benevolent objectives of the organisation.

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