Mediation and Cost Sanctions

Mediation and Cost Sanctions

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Course Overview

Mediation is a relatively new innovation and forms part of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) which is now encouraged across all areas of law.

The Jackson Reforms revolutionised the use of mediation as and a means of reducing costs in civil matters as evidenced by the 9% increase in mediation since April 2013.

Delivered by experienced litigator and qualified mediator Peter Causton, this course offers a practical discussion of the use of mediation and cost sanctions, with a particular focus on civil matters, and aims to provide practitioners with the knowledge and tools required to add mediation to every litigant’s armoury.

What are the requirements?

  • Watch 1 hour recorded webinar
  • This course provides one CPD point

Learning Outcomes

  • On completion of this course you will:
  • Be aware of the advantages which mediation offers paying parties and claimants alike
  • Recognise when is the best time to seek mediation and how to advise clients accordingly.

What is the target audience?

  • Litigators


About Instructor - Peter Causton

Peter is an independent commercial and civil mediator. He is an excellent communicator and negotiator, having originally trained as a barrister and then qualified as a solicitor advocate. He has over 20 years experience as a solicitor practising in commercial and insurance litigation, with particular expertise in the field of professional indemnity/negligence law.

Peter has been shortlisted for the Law Society’s In-House Solicitor of the Year Award 2017.

Peter is a member of the Insurance Working Party of the CCBE and is involved in developing EU policy on Insurance law. He has been involved as a member of the Civil Justice Council Costs Committee, reviewing guideline hourly rates for the profession and is knowledgeable about costs assessment and litigation funding.

Peter is co-author of PI Brief’s book on ADR for Personal Injury Lawyers.

Peter is on the editorial board of the Jackson ADR Handbook which is the authoratative guide to ADR used in every Civil Court in England & Wales.  He is also a Board Member and Director/Trustee of the Civil Mediation Council Limited. He is also a member of the Civil Justice Council Costs Committee.

Peter has taken part in numerous mediations and has undertaken mediator training and ODR training.

As a Deputy District Judge, he also knows from his own experience about what happens when parties cannot reach agreement and the Court has to adjudicate.

As a member of the editorial board of the Jackson ADR Handbook and board member of the Civil Mediation Council, Peter is up to date with developments with respect to ADR in the UK and recently presented a seminar for the Law Society on ODR. Peter has conducted telephone and time limited mediations. He has been involved in the Business Dispute Resolution Commitment initiative, similar to the ADR pledge.

Course Curriculum

Recorded Webinars

  • Webinar


  • slides
    19 Page


  • Superve
    6 months ago
  • Very good course. Pity it stops at 2014 and has n ot been updated.
    3 years ago
  • Well structured. Very useful. Thank you.
    3 years ago