Chris Makin’s Blog Posts about ‘Mediation’

Two more reasons to mediate

Posted on 21st March 2018 by Chris Makin

With the constant demand for my services as a forensic accountant and expert witness, in a wide variety of cases from High Court commercial cases through judicial review and arbitration to family matters and the occasional criminal case, one may think that litigation trundles on in the same way as before Lord Woolf’s Access to […]

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So who needs a specialist mediator?

Posted on 9th February 2018 by Chris Makin

I have been a forensic accountant and expert witness now for 30 years, and have written hundreds of reports and given expert evidence scores of times across a very wide range of subjects: commercial disputes, director and partnership disputes, matrimonial valuations, personal injury and fatal accident on the civil side; fraud, asset tracing, drug trafficking, […]

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How To Prepare For Mediation

Posted on 11th July 2017 by Chris Makin

Litigation is deadly serious. Lawyers must prepare for it very carefully, and that is a lengthy process. Mediation is different – or is it? Well, it is different, but mediation, too, is deadly serious, and preparation for it must be just as thorough. The biggest difference is the dynamics, because the parties are in charge […]

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You managed to move entrenched parties to address difficult issues and resolve a situation that looked impossible.