Book Review: Mediation skills and strategies – A practical guide by Tony Whatling

Posted on: October 19, 2020 Book Review: Mediation skills and strategies – A practical guide by Tony Whatling

I am often asked which books I recommend on mediation even though there are plenty of good books around on the subject. Those of my friend Clive Lewis OBE – who has written 14 books including “How to Master Workplace and Employment Mediation” (Bloomsbury, 2015) and ”Difficult Conversations – 10 Steps to Becoming a Tackler […]

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Legal case study – Anatomy of a law firm merger (Ross & Craig and DMH Stallard)

Posted on: September 27, 2017 David Leadercramer - Anatomy of a law firm merger

In 2015 I interviewed David Leadercramer, the former managing partner and senior partner of Ross & Craig solicitors http://www.rosscraig.com/ about his firm’s decision to merge with DML Stallard http://www.dmhstallard.com/ to gain insight into the merger decision and process. The original interview is below. David was kind enough to reflect recently on what he said at […]

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Family Law Panel Westminster Forum 2014 – “Couples break up – Families don’t need to”

Posted on: October 28, 2014

As a psychologist and trainee psychotherapeutic counsellor, a consultant who works with many family lawyers, a divorced mum who ensured my children’s father played a major role in their lives and as a long-time supporter of the not-for-profit organisations OnlyMums http://www.onlymums.org/ and OnlyDads http://www.onlydads.org/, I was delighted to attend my second Westminster Forum on the […]

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Family Law – Working dads at City Fathers

Posted on: September 10, 2014

I have a long association with the single father organisations Onlydads http://www.onlydads.org/ (see, for example the Westminster Fathers debate http://kimtasso.com/westminster-debate-for-fathers/ and also the research into the cost of divorce http://kimtasso.com/the-price-of-divorce-survey-results/ . Dadshouse http://www.dadshouse.org.uk/ is a related organisation for single dads. So I was interested to see that a new members and networking group called City […]

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Divorce and family statistics

Posted on: August 19, 2014

I noticed some interesting divorce and family statistics relating to the family law market today: At a Resolution event it was reported that the cost of relationship breakdown in the UK is in the region of £44 billion a year   The Daily Telegraph ran a report on the hidden cost of divorce (based on […]

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