Sir Laurence Street routinely said to introduce mediation:
let there be some blood on the carpet . . . . I find that once people have spoken firmly and got it off their chest they are usually willing to talk sensibly about resolving the dispute”.
Ian has had some ten mediations and a twenty year association with Sir Laurence Street and learned at the foot of this master mediator the many different techniques Sir Laurence used to achieve an outcome.
Throughout his career Ian has achieved a success rate of resolution in mediation of the order of 95% over hundreds of mediations both large and small.
His approach to mediation involves recognizing people’s concerns and sometimes recognizing when there is a hurdle to resolution. His friendly and practical approach results in a successful outcome on the majority of occasions.
One day this will all be over . . . Why not now?”