Article 2 of the European Convention on Human Rights, the right to life and COVID-19

Article 2 of the European Convention on Human Rights states: “Everyone’s right to life shall be protected by law. No one should be deprived of his life intentionally save in the execution of the sentence of a court following his conviction of a crime for which this penalty is provided by law”. Everyone’s right to […]

Coronavirus and insolvency: what is insolvency and what steps can be taken to avoid it?

Coronavirus (Covid-19) is having a major impact on businesses in all sectors around the UK. It has had a particular effect on hospitality, property, retail and leisure sectors. Below is a short guide to understanding insolvency, and the steps that can be taken to assess whether a company, or individual, might be facing insolvency in […]

What is Mediation Advocacy?

Most parties to a mediation will benefit from having formal representation to assist and advise them throughout the process and present their case. Mediation advocacy is the skilled technique of presenting and arguing a client’s position, needs and interests in a non-adversarial way. The role of the advocate Mediation advocacy is more than simply arguing a client’s […]

What is Commercial Mediation?

Commercial mediation is a flexible, voluntary and confidential form of alternative dispute resolution in which a neutral third party assists parties to work towards a negotiated settlement of their dispute. The parties retain control of the decision whether or not to settle and on what terms. Unlike a judge or arbitrator, the mediator will not decide the case […]