A Lecture on Mediation

Posted by Institutional Development Scheme for HKSYU

Event Type: Public Lecture

Event Theme: Negotiation and Persuasion

Speaker: Prof. Ned Aughterson (Head, School of Law, Charles Darwin University)

Date: 24 February 2017 (Friday)

Time: 4:30pm to 6:00pm

Venue: RLB 303, Research Complex, HKSYU

Language: English


1) Free Admission
2) We recommend registration in advance for seat-reservation and news update.


The use of mediation to settle disputes has an ancient history and has been a popular and growing method of dispute resolution from the second half of the twentieth century. More recently, its use has been institutionalized by the courts in a number of countries as an alternative to litigation. The frameworks for conducting mediations will be discussed, as will the practical issues that can arise. Importantly, there is a need for flexibility and preparedness to consider differing approaches to the conduct of mediations. Some of the alternative approaches will be referred to, as will related avenues for settling disputes such as 'collaborative law'. The impact of court institutionalized mediation on how mediations are conducted will also be considered. 

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