Record numbers trained!

Workplace Course brings up record 7th May 2018

SOM is nelighted to record that its present workplace and employment mediation course brings to 500 the number of people it has reached in the last year with trainign and education programmes.  This is set to be beaten over the next 12 months with the programmes launching in Africa and the West Indies.  We are delighted and enthused by the suppor tof our Trustees and volunteers, and look forward to delivering an astonishing 12 months. This will include setting up the Free Mediation Project which is using the facilities at 218 Strand to offer free mediation to those who would not otherwise use the process.  Jane Hodge is the latest mediator to give her time for free to the Project this week. Truly an excellent time for the Society.


  • CPD Days selling out
    3 Aug 2018

    The Society's CPD days on 11 October and 19 December are selling out fast - please book your place now or miss out on the best course, the most affordable, and the most enjoyable way to keep up your skills ... follow the link to book for training...

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  • SoM launches project with Helena Kennedy Centre
    31 Jul 2018

    We are pleased to report that SoM have been working closely with Sheffield Hallam University and the Helena Kennedy Centre to provide training to students in Mediation. We are delighted to be working with institutions that are value driven and are striving...

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  • Welcome 218 Strand Chambers!
    9 Jul 2018

    218 Strand is now home to a newly launched set of Barrister's Chambers. Longstanding friends and Joint Heads of Chambers Andrea Barnes and Jonathan Dingle decided to establish their own set in January 2018. They aim to deliver a first class service...

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  • Uganda Mediation Project
    9 Jul 2018

    SoM have for some time been working on a variety of projects across Africa as part of the Free Mediation Project (FMP). A variety of courses have been provided in South Africa and SoM trustees are in talks with mediators there with the aim of bringing...

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  • Workplace Mediation Training
    14 Jun 2018

    The Society is delighted to respond to demand from alumni for further workplace mediation courses.  These cover workplace and employment mediation and are specially designed to meet the requirements of the CMC and of employers. Led by John Sephton...

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  • Free Mediations...
    14 Jun 2018

    The Society's Free Mediation Project (part of our charitable outreach) continues to be a popular resource.  It is open to all those who would like to benefit from a free mediation whether as part of pro bono work or simply to resolve a conflcit...

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  • Extra CPD in Manchester - 7 June
    8 May 2018

    By popular demand the Society has organised CPD training in Manchester, including a professional demonstration on 7 June 2018 at the Society of Friends Mount Street, Manchester (behind the Library).  The course will be led by Andrea Barnes and Jonathan...

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  • Workplace Course brings up record
    7 May 2018

    SOM is nelighted to record that its present workplace and employment mediation course brings to 500 the number of people it has reached in the last year with trainign and education programmes.  This is set to be beaten over the next 12 months...

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  • Mediation promoted in Africa
    1 May 2018

    The Society is delighted to announce that with the assistance of volunteers it is promoting mewdiaiton into Africa with renewed vigour this year through three distinct projects.  If you are interested in this work, please contact the Society and...

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  • Mediation in the Cayman Islands
    8 Apr 2018

    The Society is delighted to have been invited back again this summer to build on its work in the Cayman Islands.  Further details of the course work is on our training page but we are honoured to continue to develop mediation options in the region...

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  • CMC proposes automatic referral to mediation
    26 Nov 2017

    On the 17th October 2017, the Working Group of the Civil Justice Council (CJC) published a 98-page interim report on ADR and its place within the civil justice system. The report concluded with a set of recommendations and initiated a consultation process...

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  • New Mediation Suites for 2018
    18 Nov 2017

    The Society of Mediators is delighted to announce that its mediation suites in the National Mediation Centre at 218 Strand will be completely new for 2018.  We have signed an agreement which will allow us to offer the second floor suites, looking...

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  • CPD Courses sell out!
    17 Nov 2017

    The Society's mediation CPD courses in Bristol in November, London in December, and Taunton in February are sold out.   The next course available which will be in the Society's new Albion, Beaver, and Fox (named after Royal Navy ships)...

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  • First Free Mediation
    10 Nov 2017

      First Free Mediation a Success! The Free Mediation Project is a new and exciting initiative led by the Society of Mediators which allows for trained mediators to promote mediation and gain invaluable experience. This is done by...

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  • Textbook published!
    17 Oct 2017

    The Society are delighted to announce the publication of Practical Mediation - the mediation textbook written by its Trustees - and the royalties from which will go to the Society to fund the free mediaiton project and training around the world.  The...

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  • South African Training a success
    6 Oct 2017

    The Society sent its faculty under Andrea Barnes and Jonathan Dingle FRSA to work with the Association of Arbitrators for its eighth course in RSA this week - a wonderful group of diverse students all passed and celebrated accreditation.  It is...

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  • Another successful mediation course 22th-26th of May
    12 Jun 2017

    The Society of Mediators are proud to announce that it recently accredited and certified a new group of superb and unique individuals who we, due to our week long training, are certain will be a welcome addition to the family of mediators.   Moreover,...

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  • The Future of Mediation Training
    16 May 2017

    by Jonathan Dingle FRSA; Barrister, Mediator, Course Leader Co-Founder of the Civil Mediation Council; Chair of Trustees - The Society of Mediators Ten years ago, at the beginning of 2007, a group of eminent Austrian Mediators were visiting London....

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