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UK Mediation Skills Competition

Mon, 16 January 2012

DMC Associates Paul Rose & Robert Sliwinski Judge UK's Mediation Skills Competition

Winners of this years UK Mediation Skills Competition, held last weekend in London were students from the London Metropolitan University. DMC Senior Associate Paul Rose and Robert Sliwinski were judges at the event in which students got the unique opportunity to exercise their problem-solving skills in mock mediations guided by professional mediators.

HM Courts & Tribunals Service provided accommodation for the preliminary heats which took place in the newly opened Rolls Building, the largest specialist centre for the resolution of commercial disputes anywhere in the world.

During the UK finals student teams were divided into requesting and responding parties and adopted the role of counsel and client before an experienced mediator and two judges.

The winning team now have guaranteed entry into the 7th ICC INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL MEDIATION COMPETITION in to be held in Paris from 3 February to 8 February 2012.  The prize, which is worth £3,500, includes return travel from London to Paris by Eurostar and accommodation for the team and their coach for five nights.

Lead Mediator and DMC Senior Associate Andrew Goodman gave training to the winning team and continues to lead the Dispute Mediation Consultancy's training programme for Conflict management.

Dispute Mediation Consultancy & Standing Conference of Mediation Advocates (SMCA) work together to ensure continued training for both mediators and private clients with a priamary objective of raising the awareness of Alternative Dispute Resolution services including Mediation. The SCMA is an accredited advocacy training provider to the Bar Standards Board, ILEX, and RICS, and provides training for local Law Societies and member firms.

The Worshipful Company of Arbitrators is noted to be very grateful to all the sponsors and supporters who have helped to make this Competition possible: Bird & Bird LLP, UBS AG, Allen & Overy LLP, Linklaters LLP, the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and HM Courts & Tribunals Service.


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