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Challenging the mediation myths

by Dr Clare Sieber Dr Clare Sieber

Why you should consider mediation (even if your lawyer seems reluctant!).

I recently stumbled across this article: Why Lawyers Don't use Mediation. Although it is based on a survey of Scottish lawyers, the arguments - or myths as I would prefer to call them - against mediation are well rehearsed and relevant across the whole of the UK. As a mediator, I felt I should present the counter arguments to these myths, based on my own experience.