Susannah Foden shares her top tips for a successful virtual mediation
When news of the covid-19 pandemic started to filter into the headlines in early 2020, one would be forgiven for not immediately devoting their thoughts to the possible future impact on mediation.
However, at the time of the first lockdown there was a rush to get to grips with remote working on a mass scale. Most did not anticipate that the pandemic would be so pervasive or that we would still find ourselves working from home 12 months on.
In-person mediations were, therefore, initially postponed in the hope that they could take place in the near future. However, the pandemic rumbled on at full-speed and technology has rapidly adapted alongside it, leading practitioners to utilise, and subsequently embrace, an alternative opt...