Mediation education

Lord Neuberger, the Master of the Rolls, has called for mediation and alternative dispute resolution (“ADR”) to be made a part of every lawyer’s education.

The culture of mediation, “if it is to be litigation’s twin”, should be embedded “from the very beginning of a lawyer’s training”, he told delegates attending the fourth Civil Mediation Council national conference in May. It was therefore “essential” that an ADR version of the White and Green Books come into existence.