These attributes and skills will help you become a better mediator

Just as it is with most professions, the practise of mediation requires some personal attributes and skills if one would truly excel at it. While prior specialised training in related fields may offer an advantage in acquainting practitioners with the formalities of the mediation process, anyone who is committed to learning and improving over time can become a good mediator. […]

5 ways to improve workplace relationships with mediation

Conflict is practically inevitable in any situation that requires people coming together. This is especially true when cooperation is required over a prolonged period, towards achieving a common goal, for example in the workplace. It is therefore important for employees to imbibe dispute resolution principles and for employers to be deliberate about dealing with conflicts in a way that promotes […]

5 ways to improve personal relationships with negotiation

When most people think about negotiation the first picture that comes to mind is that of two people pushing their respective agenda in a business or professional context, with each one attempting to win the other over. However negotiation is not limited to the business or professional environment. It is a fact of everyday life. Whenever two or more people […]

Harnessing the power of mediation to drive social change

Over the past few decades the practice of mediation has enjoyed increasing acceptance across the world. It has been used to resolve conflicts in lots of differing contexts ranging from families to schools, communities, workplace and commercial disputes. Mediation affirms the general premise that most people appreciate fairness and want to do what is right. The work of the mediator […]

What everyone should know about arbitration in Nigeria

Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) is becoming increasingly popular globally and Nigeria is not left out. ADR is an umbrella term for any means of settling disputes outside the courtroom. Such means include mediation, arbitration and negotiation. This blog post will focus on helping non-technical readers understand the general concept of arbitration. Unlike litigation which is a court based process to […]

How Are International Sanctions Impacting Russian Arbitration?

Ever since the introduction and then expansion of international sanctions on Russia (in particular by the US and the EU), arbitration practitioners have questioned whether this will prompt a change in the party selection of international arbitration in Russia-related commercial agreements. Specifically, whether historically popular arbitral venues outside Russia (London, Stockholm and others in Europe) will see a decline in […]

Irish Supreme Court rejects litigation funding

Ireland remains closed to litigation funding, following a majority ruling by the Supreme Court that Harbour Litigation Funding could not fund the long-running Persona litigation against the government, a former minister and a businessman. The Supreme Court of Ireland has dismissed the appeal in Persona Digital Telephony v Minister for Public Enterprise, upholding the Irish ban on third-party litigation funding. […]

Photo Story: CIArb International Arbitration Conference 2017

The Arbitration Hub was represented at the International Arbitration Conference organised by Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in Dubai. The programme comprised a series of panel discussions on a variety of topics including: The role of legislation in developing and sustaining an arbitration friendly seat The perspective from arbitral institutions on building the synergy between civil and common law The civil-common […]

Resolving Deadlock in Negotiation

Just like conflict, disagreement is a fact of life. And this is especially true in the context of negotiation. In simple terms, negotiation is a discussion intended to produce an agreement. It can also be defined as an attempt to satisfy our needs when somebody else controls what we want. When different parties are trying to reach a mutually agreeable […]

Customary Mediation in Marriage in Nigeria

Nigeria is made up of several tribes and cultures each of which is governed by various laws and customs. Customary law is a system of law that reflects and reveals the culture, custom, values and habits of the people whose activities are regulated by their custom. The custom varies from one tribe to another, which mostly adapt to the social, […]