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ArbDB Chambers have hosted some informative Webinars as part of a regular series.

Please find the links to recordings in this section

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“Mediators' New Breakfast Club - Wednesday 15th May 2024 ”

Speakers: Hetti Jackson-Stops, LLM. Full-time mediator with (and runs) IPOS. Represents the CMC on the Judicial ADR Liaison Committee.

Topic: Mediation in 2024 - where are we and where are we going?

“Mediators' New Breakfast Club - Wednesday 20th March 2024”

Speakers: Lou Shuttleworth (Corporate Trainer)

Laura Tweedy (Barrister & Mediator, Gatehouse Chambers)

Jenny Reid from Wandsworth Mediation Service (WMS) 

Topic: Adopting and developing mediation skills to provide schools conflict resolution programmes

“Mediators' New Breakfast Club - 17th January 2024”

Speakers: Kudrat Dev: Alumnus of Cornell, Harvard & SOAS.

Founder of YCM
Bhakti Parekh: Growth lead at YCM

Topic: Mediation landscape in India and the way forward

“Mediators' New Breakfast Club - 8th November 2023”

Speakers: Lisa Rodger, Mediation Manager at The Barrister Group Mediation (formerly Clerksroom Mediation)

Topic: Introduction to The Barrister Group Mediation

“Mediators' New Breakfast Club - 20th September 2023”

Speakers: Joe Tirado. Solicitor-Advocate (Higher Courts Civil Proceedings) and Civil Mediation Council Fellow England & Wales

Topic: Speaking about progress in Mediation awareness

“Mediators' New Breakfast Club - 19th July 23”

Speakers: Camilla Palmer KC. Mediator at Doughty Chambers. Fee paid Employment Judge

Topic: Mediating workplace disputes  - when, how, where and new developments in the Tribunal

“Mediators New Breakfast Club - 3rd May 2023”

Speakers: Roger Levitt LLB, QDR, MCIArb CMC’s lead on complaints

Topic: Complaints - and how to help avoid them

“Mediators New Breakfast Club - 15th March 2023

Speakers: Sarah Grenfell and Sarah Mather of CMS Cameron McKenna

Topic: Some case studies, follow by discussion about non- standard ad hoc ADR procedures

“Mediators New Breakfast Club - 18th January 2023

Speaker: Mark Beer, OBE

Topic: His experiences of ADR in the UAE and reflections on the mediation scene in the UK and internationally

“Mediators New Breakfast Club - 16th November 2022”

Speaker: Mary Banham-Hall LLB

Topic: A view from the rear-view mirror – what I wish I’d known

ArbDB Chambers Autumn Event

– Thursday 13th October 2022

Due to the confidential nature of the topics discussed, please contact Martin Poulter to access the recording.


“Mediators New Breakfast Club - 21st September 2022”

Speaker: Andrew Miller KC

Topic: The View from Half-Way up the Mediation Mountain

“Mediators New Breakfast Club - 13th July 2022”

With Guest Speakers:

- Lady Justice Asplin (Chair of the Judicial ADR Liaison Committee since March 2021)

“Mediator's New Breakfast Club Recording - 11th May 2022”

With Guest Speakers:

- Paul Adams (Chief Executive of CMC)
- Rebecca Clark (Incoming Chair of CMC) 

“Mediator's New Breakfast Club Recording - 9th March”

With Guest Speakers:

- Michael Bartlet (School of African & Oriental Studies)
- Jane Bryan (University of Warwick)
- Bill McKay (City University)
- Katherine Stylianou (South Bank University)
- Ben Waters (Canterbury Christ Church Univ.)

“Mediator's New Breakfast Club Recording - 11th January 2022”

Speaker: Jane Gunn of ArbDB Chambers and new President of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb)

“Mediator's New Breakfast Club Recording - 17th November 2021”

With Guest Speakers Clive Aston & David Steward.

“Presented by SCCA and ArbDB Chambers - 14th September 2021”

Topic: Making ADR Work In KSA

“Mediator's New Breakfast Club Recording - 15th September 2021”

Topic: A short summary of some recent mediation related English case law and mandatory mediation in civil matters - the Israeli experience

“Mediator's New Breakfast Club Recording - 21st July 2021”

Topic: Discussion about Compulsory ADR

Following the publication of the report by Lady Justice Asplin DBE. William Wood QC, Professor Andrew Higgins and Mr Justice Trower in July 2021 for the Civil Justice Council (CJC)

“Mediator's New Breakfast Club Recording - 12th May 2021”

Guest Speakers, from the CIArb (Chartered Institute of Arbitrators):

- Catherine DIXON (Director-General)

- Lewis JOHNSTON (Asst. Dir. of Policy & Ext. Affairs)

- Isabel PHILLIPS (Head of Mediation Development)

“Mediator's New Breakfast Club Recording - 10th March 2021”

Guest Speakers: 


- Andrew Goodman (Mediator)

- Paul Adams (from the Civil Mediation Council.)

“Mediator's New Breakfast Club Recording - 20th January 2021”

Guest Speakers: Oliver Richbell

“Mediator's New Breakfast Club Recording - 25th November 2020”

Topic: Outcome Forecasting, Decision-Making and Settlement 

Guest Speakers: Stephen Bate -  Barrister, Accredited Mediator, Chartered Arbitrator, Legal 500 2021 listed as a Leading Mediator.

“2nd Annual Hong Kong Mediation Lecture”

Hosted by: Mark Appel, Herbert Smith Freehills and the Hong Kong Department of Justice.

“Restoring Confidence in Public- Private Partnerships: Creating more Collaborative PPP’s, including Use of Dispute Boards”

Guest Speakers:

- Mark M Moseley, Moseley Infrastructure Advisory Services, United Kingdom

- Lindy Patterson QC, Barrister, 39 Essex Chambers, London

- Serge Y. Bodart, Consultant Engineer, Switzerland

“Arbitration and Mediation in Saudi Arabia & MENA Region Webinar" - By ArbDB Chambers & SCCA”

Guest Speakers: Dr. Hamed Merah, Mr. Robert Sliwinski, Mr. James Macpherson and Mr. John Wright

Chair: Michael Cover

“Breakfast Club Webinar - The Use of DAAB's in Shipbuilding”

Guest Speaker: Ben Goss of Goss Maritime

Hosted by: John Papworth and Michael Cover

“Avoidance and Resolution of Boardroom and Employment Disputes in the “new normal”

Featuring: Anthony Fincham, Jane Gunn and Sheila Bates

“Forecasting Outcomes, Choosing Dispute Resolution Methods and Deciding whether to Settle” - in the “New Normal”

Featuring: Stephen Bate and Michael Cover

“Resolving conflicts early to stay ahead” - Mediation of commercial disputes in a lockdown and post-lockdown world

Featuring: Tony Marks, Jane Gunn & Michael Cover

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