Talk on ‘The Role of Courts and Governments in Promoting Mediation’

Event Start Date:
January 27, 2017
Event End Date:
January 27, 2017
Event Venue:
Centre for Public Policy Research, Anitha, 1st floor, SA Road, Elamkulam, Ernakulam

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CPPR organises a talk on ‘The Role of Courts and Governments in Promoting Mediation’ by Paul Randolph (Barrister/Mediator at the Field Court Chambers, United Kingdom) and Spenser Hilliard (Mediator at the Field Court Chambers, United Kingdom) on January 27, 2017 at the CPPR Office in Kochi. 

The talk will be a critical analysis of the UK system of mediation and will give a perspective on the role the courts of law and government play in promoting mediation.

Paul Randolph
Paul Randolph is a leading British mediator, trainer and writer, whose approach adopts a subtle focus on the psychology of conflict and conflict management. Paul is a barrister (Call: 1971) and an accredited mediator (CEDR, 1999; RSPC 2000). He practises from Field Court Chambers in Gray’s Inn, London, and is a Board member of the UK Civil Mediation Council and a member of the UK Bar Council ADR Committee. In 1998, in collaboration with an eminent psychotherapist, Paul created the Mediation Skills Course at the School of Psychotherapy and Counselling at Regent’s University, London. Since then, Paul has been Course Leader, training and accrediting over 1000 mediators. Paul’s book Mediation – A Psychological Insight into Conflict Resolution (2004) received wide acclaim. He recently published a second book, The Psychology of Conflict – Mediating in a Diverse World, with a foreword by Archbishop Desmond Tutu, and endorsements from Sir Henry Brooke, Sir Alan Ward and Boris Johnson.

Spenser Hilliard
Spenser is internationally recognised as a skilled and effective mediation trainer and commercial mediator. He has extensive mediation training experience throughout Europe and the rest of the world. He has taught advanced mediation skills to Judges in the Middle East on behalf of the Ministry of Justice and the Foreign Office. Most recently, together with Paul Randolph, he presented the highly acclaimed Psychology of Mediation Course for the International Bar Association. He is also a member of the Communications Committee of the UK Civil Mediation Council and the Delivery Group of the Lord Slynn of Hadley Foundation, providing mediation and rule of law training in Eastern Europe. He is also a Visiting Lecturer on Mediation Skills at the Regent’s University, London and Adviser to the Archbishop Desmond Tutu Foundation Health Service Mediation Advisory Board. Spenser is an expert on the psychology of decision making, especially the effect of cognitive biases on parties (and the mediator) during the mediation process.