News & articles

News & articles

  • As the Civil Mediation Council (CMC) moves towards accrediting individual mediators, Suzanne Lowe, Chairman of the National Mediation Providers Association (NMPA) and Managing Director of a UK mediation service provider asks if this is a step in the right direction, or a step too far?

    The CMC have developed a government supported accreditation scheme to accredit mediation providers. In order to be accredited or reaccredited the mediation provider has to fulfill a number of requirements which effectively mean that they monitor mediators who are on their panel.

  • Talk Mediation have successfully tendered for a contract to provide mediation training to the CTBTO in Vienna.

    "I am delighted that the calibre of our training is now being recognised internationally" said Suzanne Lowe, MD of Talk Mediation.

  • Initiated by Suzanne Lowe MD and Chairman of The National Mediation Providers Asscociation (NMPA), the NMPA has launched a new website.

    The Cat’s on the Roof and Won’t Come Down!
    How information is given and received can make or break any deal to be done in a mediation.
    Many of you may well have heard the following Dave Allen story, but if you are like me, it is such a classic that you can never hear it enough times and it will always make you laugh…

  • A brand new an innovative mediation refresher course...

  • Talk Mediation's Suzanne Lowe reflects on client satisfaction in Law Society Gazette

  • It never ceases to amaze me how, having an entrenched position in a conflict situation can make the normally most reasonable of adults behave in ridiculous ways.

    A few weeks ago I called at a petrol station to pick up a paper. As I made my way to the shop I was distracted by a commotion going on at the air pressure pump.

  • When I was in private practice in about 1999 I expressed my concerns to one of the partners in the firm as to the future direction of the firm. He asked me to attend one of the partners’ meetings to voice my concerns. The main point I made was that as a firm we needed to develop the practice to become more cost efficient in delivering a first class service to our clients.

  • Suzanne Lowe, a solicitor and mediator explains why mediation should be an essential part of your business strategy for keeping you in business.

    Suzanne Lowe of Talk Mediation, a solicitor and mediator, highlights the benefits of resolving disputes using mediation.
    What do you do if you find yourself in a dispute over who owns what land or a right of way? Who is right and who is wrong?