NEWS: I will be on study leave until January 25th 2015. If you are looking for a mediator, please call Alison Ebbitt on 07762 028752 or contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Looking for a mediator? Call 07779 577019; email email@example.com
My job is to help people to resolve disputes in their own way and to their own satisfaction. Conflict can be draining and perplexing, and I commit myself to working patiently and persistently for as long as it takes to find a solution.
Recent mediations: a complaint against a solicitor; a dispute over authorship and research; a family in conflict over succession to a property; negotiation a compromise agreement; discussing a grievance alleging bullying and harassment; termination of a partnership; and planning a return to work following absence.
Training courses: Recent events include a one day course on Employment and Workplace Mediation for West Dunbartonshire; a two-day course entitled ‘Managing Conflict Effectively’ for Inverclyde Council; Introduction to Mediation for the Private Rented Housing Panel; ‘Handling Conflict Effectively’ for postgraduate students at University of Edinburgh; a two-day introduction to mediation for the Scottish Legal Complaints Commission; and a two day course on dealing with challenging behaviour for a national drug and alcohol charity; ‘Smart negotiating’ workshop for lawyers; Mediation Masterclass.
Teaching: I am course leader on Strathclyde Law School’s MSc in Mediation and Conflict Resolution.
Writing: for a selection of articles and links to other people’s work, see Resources. For a full list of academic articles, see http://www.strath.ac.uk/humanities/courses/law/staff/irvinecharlieprof/publications/
I try to challenge myself every year to improve my practice. It is a unique privilege to be invited into people’s conflict, and they deserve nothing less than the best I can do.
A new publication by the American Bar Association, ‘The Choreography of Resolution” features my chapter entitled ‘Building Emotional Literacy: A Grid for Practitioners’. It examines the role of emotions in mediation and provide a simple, practical tool to help practitioners and their clients develop the capacity for emotional self-regulation. See the story on Strathclyde Law School’s website - http://www.strath.ac.uk/humanities/lawschool/news/#d.en.766785
FOR LEGAL PRACTITIONERS: when preparing your clients for mediation, consider the Top Ten Barriers to Dispute Resolution – see http://mediate.com/articles/epsteinjs2.cfm
*I now offer family mediation through the Family Mediation Practice – see http://www.familymediationpractice.com/