This house believes that the benefits of mandatory mediation outweigh the costs.
Join this distinguished panel of experts who will debate the topic of mandatory mediation. The event will celebrate the memory of the late David Richbell.
David began mediating commercial cases in 1992 and mediated over 1000 cases in the intervals between training mediators; many of whom are now leaders in the field. David was continuously recognised as such by the leading legal directories. In 2014 he was recognised as “one of the top ten most respected commercial mediators in the world” by Who’s Who Legal and in 2016 as a Thought Leader in mediation. He developed his own practice over the years by training with CEDR, Endispute in Boston, the Harvard Advanced Mediation Program and the Regents College School of Psychotherapy and Counselling.
In his spare time David also mediated religious disputes, trained Christian and Ismaili Muslim mediator groups and initiated a church conflict mediation network.
David also started the MATA Mediation debates in memory of his mentor the late Tony Curtis - and an inspiration for this event.