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UPDATE – Oil on Troubled Waters

Date: February 13, 2013 Posted by No Comments

Oil on Troubled Waters…..

is the title of the Update section of the March/April 2013 edition of the Procurement and Outsourcing Journal which describes (anonymously) a dispute I had the privilege of mediating.  Jack Hayward, a solicitor who works with public bodies across the UK, commented that ‘It was refreshing therefore to be involved in a mediation recently concerning a contract dispute where I genuinely felt that both parties had come away satisfied with the result. Our mediator – Jon Lang – facilitated, after some 16 hours, a result that would have taken at least another 12 months to achieve …..’  That Update section prompted me to write an article, now published in the Procurement and Outsourcing Journal, entitled Growth in the use of Mediation in the Public Sector.