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Remediated mindset

Sunday, 6th May 2019

"As a professional advocate, I derive the greatest satisfaction from trials, either with a Jury or a first-class judiciary, so I have a vested interest in the process of litigation.

Consistent with this preference, I used to regard mediation as only appropriate in the context of divorce and related family disputes.

However, recently having completed a training course under the aegis of the Hong Kong International Arbitration, I have changed my mind.

It was a painful learning curve as my forensic skills, honed in the gladiatorial arena of the courts, had to be subordinated to the disinterested techniques of persuading warring parties to reach an accommodation with which both could live.

My initial reaction was to complain that I could obtain answers from the participants in the mediation process in less than five minutes if I had them in the witness box."

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Language: English
Contact: Neville Sarony

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