Dispute Resolution Online CPD

Location: Online

Online CPD covering:

  • Alternative dispute resolution Civil court work
  • Civil legal aid
  • Commercial litigation
  • Medical negligence - defender
  • Personal injury - defender

1.5 hours verifiable CPD

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In this webinar, Paul Kirkwood and Pamela Lyall, both experienced commercial mediators, will introduce you to commercial mediation in legal disputes. What it is and how it works in practice.

By watching this webinar, you will:

  • Know about the different models of mediation and how to apply them in practice
  • Understand the key stages in the mediation process
  • Gain insight on how to use mediation to ensure positive outcomes for clients 


Paul Kirkwood, Law Society Accredited Commercial Mediator and Solicitor (litigation), MNCRS-Mediation, Negotiation & Conflict Resolution Services
Paul Kirkwood is a commercial mediator registered with the Scottish Mediation Network having completed the LLM Legal Master’s degree in Mediation, Negotiation and Conflict Resolution at the University of Strathclyde, run by mediation pioneer, Charlie Irvine. Paul now runs MNCRS – Mediation, Negotiation and Conflict Resolution Services. He is also a solicitor, formerly a litigation partner at the law firms Thompsons-Scotland and Lawford Kidd solicitors, he had over 24 years’ experience in private practice, dealing with thousands of litigated cases. He has significant experience in commercial business disputes, employment/workplace disputes, partnership disputes, personal injury disputes, professional negligence disputes and education law disputes.

Pamela Lyall, Commercial Mediator and Solicitor (non-practising- formerly litigation), Pamela Lyall Mediation
Pamela is Scotland’s leading female commercial mediator having been accredited as a mediator by CEDR in 2000. She was involved in Core Solutions since its foundation, latterly as Director of Mediation Services.  Formerly a litigation partner and Head of Insurance Litigation at the law firm of Dundas & Wilson, she had over 18 years’ experience in private practice, dealing with a broad range of commercial disputes.
She has mediated in over 200 disputes concerned with commercial contracts, employment and discrimination, senior management, workplace, health services, professional negligence, intellectual property, building and construction, partnership, property and use of land, charitable organisations and other disputes.
Pamela’s style is proactive, realistic and pragmatic as well as positive. Her perseverance in keeping the parties working towards a mutually acceptable outcome has been highlighted. 

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