No jurisdiction to order security for an award as a condition for a party to be allowed to resist enforcement

The Supreme Court [2017] UKSC 16 has now had its say in the latest incarnation of the long-running saga of IPCO v NNPC, in which IPCO has spent the last 13 years trying to enforce a Nigerian award which, including interest, is now in the order US$350million. The Supreme Court had before it a narrow, but important question: whether an […]

How do you handle emotional outbursts as a mediator?

Emotional outburst isn’t an unusual occurrence during mediation. Due to the conflicting interests of the parties, there is a very high tendency of either or both of them being quite emotional about the subject matter. Therefore feeling overly sensitive and threatened are not alien emotions. Sometimes the outburst could be mild or extreme depending on the sensitivity of the situation. […]

Self-negotiation strategies to resolve intrapersonal conflicts

Every single day, we are faced with the dilemma of making a choice for ourselves. One would presume that because there is no second party involved that it would be much easier to reach a decision, however this is not the case. The choices we have to make daily ranging from the basic things like choosing between wearing heels and […]