Hit or Miss: Should Mediation Be Mandatory in the Workplace?

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Hive organises a social event (Soiree) for mediators and professionals in dispute resolution to discuss an industry hot topic each year. This year our panel of experts will debate whether workplace mediation should be mandatory.

There will be ample opportunities for both attendees and presenters to engage in a light debate about the subject matter; in fact we encourage our audience to come prepared to share opinions on the topic. Compulsory mediation is certainly not new to the mediation sector (parties may be directed to mediation in some commercial cases and in some family law cases): During this event speakers will also consider if workplace mediation may evolve to be mandatory for parties to some extent.

Here are some of the discussion points we will consider as part of this debate:

  • If mediation is mandatory can it be enforced? Juxtaposed against the notion that mandatory mediation can help overcome resistance to mediation.
  • Voluntary mediation undersells the 'magic of mediation' vs the idea that if mediation is mandatory it loses its appeal as it is no longer party directed.
  • Is self-determination working for workplace mediation? Are parties in conflict best placed to make this call?

Panel for Hive Soiree this year:

  • Claire Knowles Partner, Acuity Law
  • David Liddle CEO, TCM Group
  • David D'Souza (Chair), Head of Engagement & London CIPD
  • Katherine Graham, Chair of Board of Directors, CMP Resolutions
  • Sheila Bates , CEDR Accredited Mediator, ArbDB Chambers

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Holiday Inn

Coram Street, Bloomsbury

London

WC1N 1HT

United Kingdom

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