Mediation centre for banks, clients launched

Kenyan banks and customers now have an alternative dispute-resolution mechanism to taking matters to court.

Judiciary moves to cut case backlog through arbitrators

The Judiciary plans to hire more arbitrators in its bid to promote alternative dispute resolution as it seeks to reduce a growing backlog of cases in the courts.

Is mediation taking off at last in dispute resolution?

Mediation, a negotiation process in which the disputing parties are assisted by a neutral third-party, should be the first option in conflict resolution.

5 Great Lessons from our Mediation Training 2014

SDRC and Facilit8 UK offered a comprehensive 40-Hour Mediation Training from Thursday 13th August to Tuesday 19th August 2014 that was designed for beginners in mediation. Eager to be a mediator? Here are a few lessons our trainees and our team picked up from the course.

Mediation Settlements are Binding

In Kenya, the reason most of us rush to forward our disputes to court is because of the finality we perceive it brings to these disputes. That is probably why cops like the phrase “wewe, nitakupeleka mbele”, (I will take you to court) when an offender turns out to be a handful. After all, we say the best defense is a good offence, right? Wrong.

TAKING MEDIATION TO THE COMMUNITY

Human nature dictates that there will be conflict, on various scales of intensity, for as long as there are interactions among humans. These conflicts may be between individuals and within families, organizations and

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN MEDIATION?

Are you interested in practicing as a mediator or simply learning more about mediation? The Strathmore Dispute Resolution Centre offers training aimed at equipping individuals with the skills and knowledge required for mediation. The training is conducted by seasoned international mediators and mediation trainers.

AGAINST ALL ODDS

The Vis East Moot Foundation Inaugural Young International Mediation Competition (YIMC) was organised to take place from the 2nd to 8th of August 2015 in Hong Kong.

ADR 101 – PART 1

In an effort to encourage the use of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Mechanisms to solve disputes, we shall embark on a new series “ADR 101”. The aim is to introduce and educate all interested parties about ADR.

TAKE-HOME FROM THE AUGUST CONTINUOUS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT TRAINING

Continuous Professional Development (CPD) is essential to sharpening of those skills that better one’s job execution. For a mediator this is particularly important due to the nature […]

THE UNSCREWED HINGES

The tea or preferred beverage is served.  The aggrieved begins and after his statement the accused is given a chance to give his opinion on the matter. The third party guides the speculations of each party and finally, a decision is made. A win- win situation is arrived at. All [...]

A LOOK AT MANDATORY MEDIATION

The mediation rules are a glimmer of hope for Kenyans. A sign that we understand the shortcomings within our judicial system and the importance of protecting every individual’s right to access justice. The new mediation rules seek to impose mandatory mediation for all civil matters once they have been screened [...]

Judiciary asks businesses for mediation units

This article first appeared on the Business Daily <http://www.businessdailyafrica.com/Judiciary-asks-businesses-for-mediation-units-in-change-of-tack/-/539546/3056534/-/lfapqrz/-/index.html The Judiciary has turned to the business community to volunteer office space to house its mediation unit as it moves to roll out alternative dispute resolution system for commercial cases. Mediation of new cases was scheduled to kick off from January [...]

Where Tech Meets Law

The number one benefit of information technology is that it empowers people to do what they want to do. It lets people be creative. It lets people be productive. It lets people learn things they didn’t think they could learn before, and so in a sense it is all about [...]

Mediation: Preparing to Mediate (part 1)

One of the least helpful assumptions about mediation is that it is ‘alternative’ to litigation. Mediation is a decision-making process which sits firmly in any litigation timeline and can take place before a claim is lodged with the court. Since the significant majority of claims issued are either dropped or [...]

The Ombudsman for Short Term Insurance: What you need to know

Established in August 1980, the Office of the Ombudsman for Short Term Insurance (OSTI) provides consumers with a free, efficient and fair dispute resolution mechanism. It is an independent office, appointed to serve the interests of the insured public and the short-term insurance industry. Its mandate is to perform the [...]