I’m going to regret the title of this, my year-end thoughts, aren’t I?
My hope though, for what it’s worth, is that how things turn out next year will end up proving just how much of an understatement the title was.
So why all this wacky optimism? Read more “2017: the year scots mediation lights a fire…”
It’s been a busy year for me with CALM Scotland.
Amongst the many things in which I’ve been proud as a punch to be involved for this wonderful organisation of lawyer mediators, is a major pilot proposal we are discussing together with Relationships Scotland, the Scottish Government and the Scottish Legal Aid Board. The discussions are entering a final phase, and once approved, the pilot will be set to begin in April 2017, taking our country into a passionate new era of action in tackling the roots and consequences of family conflict.
I’ve said for too long now that the conflict underlying separating families is encouraged rather than resolved by our system of civil justice in Scotland, and this pilot is a first step in directing them from the tired, adversarial court approach. Read more “this is your pilot speaking…”
So my previous post promised, with not a hint of pause, that the next time I plugged myself back online I’d have a new book in my hands to share with you.
Needless to say, that pause was obviously misplaced.
I’m still in the process of writing, and am making a great deal of headway into what I hope will become an excellent resource not only for mediators searching for a way to build a successful mediation practice, but also for those who could benefit from an introduction to appropriate conflict resolution. Read more “works in progress”
So welcome to my little site.
It’s been built mainly to sort out in my own head all the projects I’m involved in at the moment, a means to retain my sanity, if you will!
Recently with Moore Legal Technology I created the website for CALM Scotland, the wonderful organisation I’m a member of to practise accredited family mediation in Scotland. I continue to update that site and operate all its social media accounts (look out for @calmscotland!), and record as many #videoCALM and #audioCALM interviews as I can with the great and the good of mediation and family conflict resolution across the world. Read more “hullo ther anawrat”