Mediation risks being a ‘substandard form of justice’

ADR Mediación2016 | Septiembre 26
An Adelaide-based mediator has called for systemic reform to accelerate the maturity of a mediation ‘profession’.

Alison Shaw is of the view that the majority of mediators are underemployed and “struggling for the mediation hours” needed to be re-accredited.

Until a genuine effort is made to transform the industry into a dispute resolution profession, the legal mediator believes an apparent service oversupply will persist.

However, Ms Shaw considers the mediation problem in Australia to be more complex than an imbalance in supply and demand.

Mediation risks being a ‘substandard form of justice’


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