The 13th Mediation Symposium will focus on the theme of ‘multidisciplinarity'.
Mediation is a valuable form of dispute resolution. The mediator plays a crucial role in enabling the parties to understand the issues that separate them with a view to coming to a settlement. Consequently, the mediator needs to have discrete intellectual and professional skills in order to facilitate a mediation. As complexity increases and the nature of disputes evolve, one question that arises is what disciplines may support the work of a mediator. Might an increased awareness of law, psychology or sociology enable the mediator to enrich the mediation, or indeed should mediators practice in specialist themes and the discipline be combined with other alternative dispute resolution (ADR) areas such as arbitration.
The day will draw together presentations and deliberations around ‘multidisciplinarity’ and the skills and practice of mediation. Although targeted at practitioners, this flagship event will also be of interest to academics, lawyers, politicians and the judiciary as well as business leaders with an interest in the developing world of mediation.
(*Please note that this programme is subject to change)
Cost(s): CIArb members - free of charge; Non-members - £25 (including VAT).
Joining online: This event will start at 9.35am Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). Please check your local time zone. Further details on how to join the event will be shared to delegates after registration. If you have any questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that places for this symposium are limited. If you registered for a place and can no longer attend, please kindly let us know so we can offer it to another colleague.
During registration, please specify which workshop you'd like to attend in the morning and afternoon sessions and we will try our best to allocate you to this group. Alternatively, random allocation will be done - based on the number of attendees - on the day of the event.
Catherine Dixon joins the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators as its new Director General in May 2020 - having just completed a world-record breaking circumnavigation of the world on a tandem (cycling). Prior to her expedition Catherine spent time in chief executive roles at the Law Society of England and Wales, Askham Bryan College and NHS Resolution. Catherine has also held senior leadership roles at the NSPCC and BUPA.
Catherine has served as a trustee and non-executive director on a number of boards, including the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution and she is currently a trustee of Stonewall. Catherine is a non-practicing solicitor and an accredited mediator.Find out more here
Francis Xavier was appointed Senior Counsel in January 2009 and practices international commercial and treaty arbitration and litigation. He is actively involved in cross-border commercial disputes in the areas of corporate banking, property, financial and investment related claims. He also specialises in aviation law and advised in the class-action suit resulting from the crash of the SilkAir flight (Indonesia) and the SIA crash (Taiwan).
He is the Chairman of the Listings Appeals Committee, Singapore Stock Exchange and Chairman of the Inquiry Panel of the Law Society of Singapore. He is a member of the Rules Committee, Singapore Academy of Law.
He is the President of the Inter-Pacific Bar Association and current President of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb). He is a Chartered Arbitrator and also a Past Chairman of CIArb's Singapore Branch.Find out more here
Jane Gunn, is a highly sought after consultant, facilitator and speaker. She specializes in collaboration, cross-cultural communication and transforming business relationships and has helped open the eyes, hearts and minds of numerous companies to transform and secure the future of their organisation and the commitment and collaboration of their people.
As a trained mediator and facilitator she brings a diverse mix of skills, experience and insight that enable her to get people and groups with different priorities, incentives and ways of doing things, to work together successfully. She has a powerful message supported by practical tools and techniques that applies to organizations of all sizes across all sectors.
Jane is Chair of the Board of Management of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) and is a former director and board member of the Civil Mediation Council of England and Wales (CMC). She is a past president of the Professional Speaking Association of the UK and Ireland (PSA UKI). She is also a member of the Advisory Committee to QUADRA in Italy.
She has been invited to speak at the United Nations, the White House, the European Commission and the International Energy Agency and has fulfilled a number of other international speaking engagements. She has worked with organisations large and small including Cable & Wireless, The NHS, BAA, Bacardi-Martini, McLaren Racing, The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and many more.
She is also the author of two popular books on conflict management “How to Beat Bedlam in the Boardroom and Boredom in the Bedroom” and “The Authority Guide to Conflict Resolution”.
Karolina Jackowicz is a legal (re)inventor. With analytical mind – lawyer by education. As curious and empathetic spirit – mediator by profession. At heart, driven by creative urge with a get-go attitude – a habitual process improver turned manager, serving as legal tech start-up’s CEO.
Karolina’s boutique ADR practice and communication consultancy – KJADR, focuses on helping entrepreneurs, start-ups and SMEs prevent conflicts and resolve disputes. With services delivered mainly online, it caters to the needs of digital natives and busy professionals, especially from the tech and creative industries.
Karolina is a mediator accredited by CEDR and a Fellow of CIArb.
Dr Paresh Kathrani is the Director of Education and Training at the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb). Before joining CIArb, he was a Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Westminster where his research interests included artificial intelligence, robotics, ethics and the law, as well as LawTech application, tech-growth and collaboration. Paresh has written on new forms of education, law and technology and has also spoken at many events on the convergence of these.Find out more here
Paul is a barrister with 26 years’ conflict resolution experience. Paul is a commercial arbitrator, mediator and barrister in New Zealand and internationally.
Appointments include: AMINZ Fellow, Fellow of CIArb, Fellow of Prime Disputes, Fellow of MIArb (Malaysia), Resolution Institute Arbitration Committee member (Australasia), Netball New Zealand Disciplinary Committee chairman, and Chairperson of the New Zealand Master Builders Association Code of Conduct committee and is on the Franchise Association of New Zealand mediation panel.
Mediator specialised in international commercial disputes. Trainer certified in mediation courses committed to the support of a human-centred approach.
Facilitator of institutional initiatives to develop the culture of mediation.
A judge in various virtual international mediation competitions (INADR Virtual Tournament: Vilnius 2020, International Online Mediation Competition 2020).
Author of publications on remote courts, online dispute resolution (ODR) and essential ODR platforms.
Following a corporate HR career with Hilton International, Sony Music and Diageo, Sharon established a successful consulting track record, and launched Peacewell as a not-for-profit mediation, facilitation and training organisation. She is a CMC accredited Civil and Commercial and Workplace mediator, and volunteers as a Community mediator and Trustee of Wandsworth Mediation Service. Her facilitation style is both engaging and challenging and she regularly runs workshops for clients across a range of sectors.
Tony qualified as a solicitor in 1986. In 2003 he founded his own firm, the first commercial litigation niche practice in the country.
A Past President, London Solicitors Litigation Association (2002 - 2004), Tony founded the Commercial Litigation Association and was its first Chairman (2007 - 2015). Member, Civil Justice Committee of the Law Society of England (2008-2016).
Tony has been deeply involved in the reform of the civil justice system in England and Wales for the past 26 years. In 2016, Tony turned his attention full time to the introduction of IT into civil justice and founded companies dedicated to this market.
Vassiliki Koumpli is a CIArb accredited mediator (since 2010) and mediation trainer at Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences, being one of the leading mediators in Greece. She lectures in Greece and abroad and is author of numerous studies, whereas she participates in actions for the promotion of mediation and as judge in mediation tournaments.
In addition to her professional practice in mediation, Vassiliki is a Supreme Court attorney and senior legal expert at the Hellenic Institute of International and Foreign Law. She speaks and works in Greek, English, French, German and Spanish, and knows Japanese.