Training for sheriffs in using mediation

Project: Knowledge Exchange (Training / Short Course)

Project Details


Training provided for the Judicial Institute for Scotland on the effective use of mediation in court actions. This was triggered by the new Simple Procedure rules, brought in by the Act of Sederunt (Simple Procedure) 2016, which require sheriffs to ensure that proper consideration is given to alternative dispute resolution in civil claims of up to £5,000

Layman's description

Training for sheriffs in the effective use of mediation

Key findings

The seminars were based on University of Strathclyde Mediation Clinic's experience of providing mediation in small claims. The author also drafted written guidance for sheriffs, entitled 'The Effective Use of Mediation in Court Actions'.
Short titleSheriff Training
Effective start/end date1/09/161/03/17


  • Simple Procedure, Alternative Dispute Resolution, judicial training, Judicial Institute for Scotland


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