Scotland's 'mixed' feelings about mediation ii

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This paper considers Scotland’s lack of receptivity towards mediation in the light of its ‘mixed’ legal heritage of both civilian and common law influences. It contrasts the approach to mediation in England and Wales with that of France, where litigation acts like an ‘attracting magnet’. The paper draws on public pronouncements about mediation by senior Scottish judiciary to support its hypothesis that Scotland’s disputing culture retains civilian attitudes dispite centuries of common law jurisprudence.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages6
Publication statusUnpublished - 14 Jul 2012
Event25th Annual IACM Conference - Stellenbosch, South Africa
Duration: 11 Jul 201214 Jul 2012


Conference25th Annual IACM Conference
CountrySouth Africa


  • mediation
  • ADR
  • Scotland
  • mixed jurisdictions
  • legal heritage

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  • Research Output

    The sound of one hand clapping: the Gill Review's faint praise for mediation

    Irvine, C., 2 Jan 2010, In : Edinburgh Law Review. 14, 1, p. 85-92 7 p.

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  • Activities

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    • 1 Key-note speaker and plenary lectures at conferences

    Looking Outward - Mediation: a New Enlightenment?

    Charlie Irvine (Participant)
    9 May 2018

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesKey-note speaker and plenary lectures at conferences

    25th Annual IACM Conference

    Charlie Irvine (Speaker)
    12 Jul 2012

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

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    Irvine, C. (2012). Scotland's 'mixed' feelings about mediation ii. Paper presented at 25th Annual IACM Conference, Stellenbosch, South Africa.