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The Centre for mediation provides civil and commercial mediation services to UCLan students and staff, as alumni and those external to UCLan.

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The practice of mediation rapidly gaining in popularity, due to it's low cost and confidential nature, among other aspects. The University of Central Lancashire is fully invested in the practice of mediation, with it's well-renowned Mediation Clinic, and offers professional training and accreditation.


“The trainers had excellent communication skills, were enthusiastic and inspirational”
Michael Redfern, QC


The practice of mediation has over recent years has gained rapidly in popularity, due to its low cost and confidential nature, among other aspects. The University of Central Lancashire is fully invested in the practice of mediation, with our well-renowned Mediation Clinic, and our professional training and accreditation.

Why should I take mediation training at UCLan?

More and more, the legal system is recommending that parties resolve their disputes through mediation instead of inside the courts. In some cases, it is becoming a legal requirement that the conflict be handled by a professional mediator to help guide the parties to a mutual resolution.

There has never been a higher demand for mediators, and it is obvious to see why, given that mediation is:

Non-binding, confidential, much less expensive than court, non-judgemental and offers win-win solutions.

UCLan's mediation training course offers a highly competitive rate compared with other services (usually around £3-£5000), while still maintaining and excellent service that delivers, full accreditation, and a memorable experience.

Please see our course information below to find out more.

 

We are fully recognised and approved by the Civil Mediation Council (CMC)

 

The University currently offers 3 types of mediation training; Civil and Commercial Mediation, Mediation Representation, and a mediation Refresher course. See each course breakdown below for more information:

CIVIL AND COMMERCIAL MEDIATION (5 DAY COURSE)

LEVEL:                                     Short Course / CPD

STUDY MODE:                        Full time

DELIVERY METHOD:              Campus

COURSE LENGTH:                 5 full days

SCHOOL:                                 Lancashire Law School

CPD POINTS:                          40 CPD Points

CAMPUS:                                 Preston

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:      There are no Pre-requisites to take part in this training. Anybody Can participate from student to barrister.

COURSE DATES 2017:

11-15 September
20, 21, 22, 28, 29 October
20-24 November
8-12 January 2018

COURSE OUTLINE

With fully fleshed-out training and high-quality feedback, the five-day course will teach you to effectively build rapport with clients & individuals, enhance your active listening and communication skills, and most importantly, guide parties to settle their disputes.

As an extremely interactive course, putting the skills to practice is what takes priority. Having this first-hand experience will enable you to feel ready for the final day's assessment. On completion of the training, graduates will become eligible for the qualification of accredited mediator.

COURSE TESTIMONY

"When I attended the mediation course it was not with a career in mediation in mind! I felt mediation could be useful for my job as a lawyer but, beyond that, I hadn’t thought about how transferable its components were. I was surprised at the calibre of the other participants. Amongst the barristers was Michael Redfern QC, Chair of the Alder Hey Inquiry, no less! In fact, the training room was filled with an eclectic mix of individuals of different ages, backgrounds and motivations - from confident, stentorian legal professionals, overflowing with eloquence and received pronunciation, to students with English as their second or third language. It didn’t take me long to realise how useless at mediation I was! However, none of that mattered. During the course, as a result of the excellent content and the way it was delivered, I learned of the psychology, content and structure of successful mediation. It was a fantastic mix of fun, activities and information and I learned so much about where I had gone wrong with previous client and witness questioning techniques. Within days of leaving the course, I began to notice how much the training had already altered my approach to dealing with people. No longer did I fire long, closed or leading questions at my subjects. Instead, my previous technique had been replaced with short, open questions. Mediation is not about judging quickly and talking lots. It requires a far softer approach centred on listening, and in doing so, you will find yourself getting far more information as a result. All in all, the whole process affords you skills that are incredibly transferable. Being able to listen and ask open questions is so useful in so many different areas of life. I can honestly say that I think virtually anyone would benefit from being better at the skills that form mediation. The ability to build bridges is so vital in life and business, it would be careless not to grab an opportunity to be better at it."

    Stephen Fell, Lawyer


“The trainers were excellent throughout”

Stephen Fell, Lawyer


COSTS AND APPLICATION

Our highly competitive rates offer the following prices for the given course:

  • Student Fee - £750 (Includes 5 days training + accreditation)
  • Graduate Fee – 1560 (Includes 5 days training + accreditation)
  • External Fee - £1950 (Includes 5 days training + accreditation)

APPLY NOW

To apply, contact the Law School on llsprofessional@uclan.ac.uk. For more information, contact Mark Grundy on +44 (0)1772 893080

MEDIATION REPRESENTATION (2 DAY COURSE)

LEVEL:                                     Short Course / CPD

STUDY MODE:                        Full time                              

DELIVERY METHOD:              Campus                                             

COURSE LENGTH:                 2 full days

SCHOOL:                                 Lancashire Law School

CAMPUS:                                 Preston

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:      There are no Pre-requisites to take part in this training. Anybody Can participate from student to barrister.

COURSE DATES 2017:           20, 27 April (PSC Elective) More dates TBA shortly

COURSE OUTLINE

With mediation rising rapidly as a mechanism for dispute resolution, it is now essential that lawyers embrace and understand the process. There are more and more cases where judges have penalised parties for failing to mediate, and as a result, there is an increasing need for representation of clients in a mediation.

This two-day course will cover:

A breakdown of the mediation process, how to prepare for a mediation, the lawyers role within the process, how to negotiate within a mediation, and the recent shift in the legal landscape. On passing the assessment of this course, you will gain an Accredited Mediation Representative Certificate.


“An excellent course, providing a real insight into the mediation process, for advocates and would-be mediators”

Philip Byrne, Barrister


COSTS AND APPLICATION

Our highly competitive rates offer the following prices for the given course:

  • Fixed Rate - £750 (Includes 2 days training + Mediation Representative accreditation)

APPLY NOW

To apply, contact the Law School on llsprofessional@uclan.ac.uk. For more information, contact Mark Grundy on +44 (0)1772 893080

MEDIATION REFRESHER COURSE (1 DAY COURSE)

LEVEL:                                     Short Course / CPD

STUDY MODE:                         Part time

DELIVERY METHOD:              Campus

COURSE LENGTH:                  1 full day

SCHOOL:                                  Lancashire Law School

CAMPUS:                                 Preston

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:      To participate in this Course, one MUST have already completed the 5-day mediation training course listed above.

COURSE DATES 2017:           19th January 2018: 9:30—4:30, 23rd March 2018: 9:30—4:30, 11th May 2018: 9:30—4:30, 29th June 2018: 9:30—4:30

COURSE OUTLINE

As law professionals, managing conflict and resolving disputes are key elements of the work that delegates do every day, whether as line managers tasked with resolving disagreements amongst work colleagues or n providing services to your clients.

This introduction to mediation, in contrast to other approaches to conflict resolution, will help delegates recognise that in many disputes successful resolution is more likely to be achieved when both parties feel that they have been party to finding solutions to that dispute and, therefore, more likely to accept a proposed outcome.

In addition, mediation, whilst acknowledging the context and the history of the dispute, looks to not only resolve differences but also rebuild and maintain relationships.

Training is delivered in a morning and afternoon session, each for three hours, and carries eight CPD points.

We’re offering highly competitive rates when compared to services in London, Birmingham etc. with the same accredited criteria on completion of the course.

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE COURSE

  • 1 full-day of training
  • Roleplaying scenarios to build mediation skillset
  • Key transferable skills
  • Full CMC accreditation

Delegates must have already completed to Civil and Commercial Mediation training course to partake in this 1-day refresher course

PROFESSIONAL ACCREDITATION

Accredited Mediation (Fully recognised and approved by the Civil Mediation Council)

COSTS AND APPLICATION

Our highly competitive rates offer the following prices for the given course:

  • Fixed Rate - £165 (Includes a full days' refresher and training course)

APPLY NOW

To apply, contact the Law School on llsprofessional@uclan.ac.uk. For more information, contact Mark Grundy on +44 (0)1772 893080

MEDIATION CLINIC

The Lancashire Law School also has a well-renowned Mediation Clinic.

The Centre for Mediation enhances teaching and learning for students by giving them practical experience through the provision of the mediation services.

We provide a civil and commercial mediation services to students, staff, the local community and law firms & organisations who require assistance resolving their disputes. Conflict management takes priority at the Law School, and we strive to constantly improve on these practical skills for our clients.

The Centre encompasses the various mediation courses provided, such as LLB with Mediation, CPD courses, PSC courses and the Civil and Commercial Mediation Training Course. The Centre for Mediation was short-listed for Service of the Year in the UCLan Golden Roses 2016.

What can I expect from mediation?

When we know of your dispute, the mediation clinic assistant will get be in touch. Are require further details about the dispute at hand. If your situation is suitable, then a mediation will be arranged. All mediations will be held at UCLan’s Mediation Suite.

At the mediation itself, there will be two co-mediators, who will assist you with your current dispute. They will ask some questions to help understand what has happened and will help you come to a mutually beneficial agreement. It is worth knowing that 90% of disputes are resolved through mediation.

Is my dispute suitable for mediation?

There are only a small number of mediations that are unable to accommodate for, so feel free to get in touch with us at the Mediation Clinic, we're always happy to help.

GET IN TOUCH

Contact the Mediation Clinic at mediationclinic@uclan.ac.uk or call Mathew Smith at +44 (0)1772 893070

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Weekdays 9.00 - 17.00

The Centre for Mediation is part of the pro-bon division of the Lancashire Law School. This service is open to the university community, the wider local community, law firms and local businesses.

For more information on our services; please contact the Mediation Clinic on 01772 893070 or email us at Mediationclinic@uclan.ac.uk.

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Emma McAndry 
Senior Lecturer in Law | Clinic Manager
+44 (0)1772 893686
ERMcandry@uclan.ac.uk

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