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A Guide to Mediating in Scotland$
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Ewan Malcolm and Fiona O'Donnell

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9781845860523

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2015

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9781845860523.001.0001

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Mediation in Scotland in 2008 — an Overview

Mediation in Scotland in 2008 — an Overview

(p.1) Chapter 1 Mediation in Scotland in 2008 — an Overview
A Guide to Mediating in Scotland

John Sturrock

Edinburgh University Press

This chapter provides an overview of mediation in Scotland in 2008. Scotland has made significant progress in recognising the potential for mediation to help people, organisations and others to address disputes and differences. The first family mediation services were introduced in the country in the 1980s, while community mediation began to emerge in the 1990s, along with civil and commercial mediation. This chapter considers what mediation means as well as the breath and scope of mediation, mediation standards and practice, and review of the civil courts in Scotland. It also examines the value of mediation and how to enhance the use of mediation, proposes a new approach to conflict resolution, and outlines the challenges relating to mediation in Scotland.

Keywords:   mediation, Scotland, civil courts, conflict resolution, family mediation, community mediation, civil mediation, commercial mediation

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