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Mediator’s CV

What to look for in a mediator’s CV, or in a pre-instruction discussion with a mediator

Professional background

In reviewing this you might want to consider matters such as:

  • Date of qualification as a lawyer or other professional.
  • Personal injury and or clinical negligence experience as a lawyer or other professional, including personal injury and or clinical negligence experience as a proportion of overall professional experience.
  • Date of qualification as a mediator.
  • Personal injury/clinical negligence experience as a mediator, including
    • number of claims mediated since qualified,
    • number of personal injury/clinical negligence claims mediated since qualified,
    • number of personal injury/clinical negligence claims mediated in past 12 months
  • The proportion of the claims mediated that have resulted in settlement at the mediation or shortly afterwards.
  • Whether the mediator is prepared to provide details of the identity of the solicitors involved in the cases mediated to the Administrator of the Register, with a view to random checks being made by the Administrator to verify that any particular mediation took place and whether or not it resulted in settlement. (The Administrator will not seek any further information because matters discussed at a mediation are confidential.)
  • References and or testimonials

Approach to mediation.
The mediator should be prepared to discuss their usual approach to mediation to let you and your client know what they might expect from the mediation.


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