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Dispute Mediation

Advantages of mediation

Advantages of mediation, and disadvantages – by David Jones Partner at Glaisyers.

David Jones, Partner at Glaisyers Solicitors, begins our 2020 campaign of guest articles with a review of the advantages and disadvantages of mediation. We think this is a good, concise overview of mediation from a lawyer’s perspective. We hope you enjoy it. ——————————— David Jones, Partner at Glaisyers Solicitors Mediation ...
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Advantages of mediation

Abberley v Abberley – how binding are mediation heads of terms?

In our latest guest article Jeremy Glover, of Fenwick Elliott Solicitors, reviews the 2019 case of Abberley v Abberley [2019]. Abberley v Abberley [2019] EWHC 1564 (Ch)  A mediation took place where the parties, in dispute over a farm partnership, agreed heads of terms which were written out by the ...
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Advantages of mediation

Housing Disrepair claims – ADR and letters of claim

Housing Disrepair claims mediation scheme, by Mediatelegal, can be downloaded here. In our latest guest article Elizabeth England examines issues around ADR, the failure to respond to a Letter of Claim and the Pre-Action Protocol for Housing Disrepair claims. The growth of firms who specialise in assisting tenants with claims ...
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Advantages of mediation

Employment Law Case Review – Martin Mensah

Was the touching of shoulders sexual contact? No. Not in Raj v Capita Business Services Ltd & another UKEAT/0074/19/LA The ET found that the Claimant had been subjected to unwanted physical contact by his team leader. She massaged his shoulders on two or three occasions in the open plan office ...
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SEND

87% of SEND complaints are being upheld by the Local Government & Social Care Ombudsman – 2019 report confirms

In its new report 'Not going to plan? - Education, Health and Care plans two years on the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman confirms that it is upholding 87% of complaints relating to SEND disputes. The report confirms that delays of over 1 year when issuing an EHCP are ...
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SEND

Knowsley Council awards SEND Mediation contract to Mediatelegal

Knowsley Council SEND Mediation Contract Award Following a detailed tender process, we are delighted to be awarded the contract to provide mediation and disagreement resolution services for Special Educational Needs & Disabilities disputes in Knowsley. You can find details of our SEND mediation & DRS services here, and details of ...
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SEND

What does the SEND Code of Practice say about Disagreement Resolution Services?

When dealing with Disagreement Resolution Services the SEND Code of Practice contains the following guidance at sections 11.6 - 11.10: - 11.6 Local authorities must make disagreement resolution services available to parents and young people. Use of the disagreement resolution services is voluntary and has to be with the agreement ...
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SEND

When and how do you appeal a decision by the Local Authority in a SEND dispute?

When can you Appeal a decision by the local authority in a SEND dispute? You can appeal a decision your LA makes if:- Your EHC Needs Assessment request has been rejected After an EHC Needs Assessment the LA doesn’t offer an EHCP You disagree with the description of the young ...
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SEND

What is an EHCP and when does an EHCP become final?

A basic overview of an EHCP reveals that it sets out: What the Needs of the student are; What the Outcomes should be; & What Provision must be provided in order to support the identified Needs and Outcomes The EHCP is initially written as a draft document, which is then ...
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A 2008 CIPD survey found that 75% of mediations were initiated by HR departments.

13th September 2016

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