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The Subject

As a Mediator, Arbitrator, CEO, Business Owner, Team Leader, Manager or even as a Parent how do you Walk Your Talk in managing conflict?

  • Do you sometimes feel that conflict management is easier in theory than in practice?

  • Does the way you speak or behave in the heat of conflict not necessarily match your best intentions?

  • How can you inspire others to manage conflict better at work and at home?


In this Master Class, Jane Gunn will explore the challenges for all of us in role modelling best practice as we manage conflicts both professionally and personally

The Speaker

Jane Gunn, FCIArb, FRSA, FPSA, CEDR accredited and IMI Certified, Mediator

As a former lawyer Jane’s mission is to help busy executives to collaborate effectively and experience the Magic of Conflict as they manage change, challenge and crisis in their organisations.

Jane is a highly sought after mediator, facilitator and speaker. She specialises in collaboration, cross-cultural communication and transforming business relationships.

As a trained mediator and facilitator she brings a diverse mix of skills, experience and insight that enable her to get people and groups with different priorities, incentives and ways of doing things, to work together successfully.

Jane is Chair of the Board of Management of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) and is a former director and board member of the Civil Mediation Council of England and Wales (CMC). She is a past president of the Professional Speaking Association of the UK and Ireland (PSA UKI). She is also a member of the Advisory Committee to QUADRA in Italy.

She has been invited to speak at the United Nations, the White House, the European Commission and the International Energy Agency and has spoken at conferences and events all over the world.

She has worked with organisations large and small including Cable & Wireless, The NHS, BAA, Bacardi- Martini, McLaren Racing, The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, ACCA and many more.

She is also the author of two popular books on conflict management “How to Beat Bedlam in the Boardroom and Boredom in the Bedroom” and “The Authority Guide to Conflict Resolution”.

Jane's website:

To Book

Please go to our Eventbrite page
This session is free to members of the Association of South West Mediators.  There is a £10 charge to non-members plus £1.37 Eventbrite fee.
















What ADR options are available when it comes to resolving disputes?

The Subject

This session will explore ADR options with reference to:


  • Round Table Settlement Meeting

  • Mediation

  • Arbitration

  • Early Neutral Evaluation


The Speaker


Andrew Hannam, Mediator and Chairman of the Association of South West Mediators (ASWM)

Andrew’s mediation experience covers a wide range of topics including disputes on the following:

· Clinical negligence

· Personal Injury

· Professional Negligence

· Mental capacity issues

· Commercial/agency

· Contested probate

As current Chairman of the Association of South West Mediators (ASWM); individual member of the Civil Mediation Council and Clinical Negligence Panel Member with Trust Mediation, Andrew demonstrates his commitment to mediation as a valuable method of dispute resolution for the whole community.

Mediations in which Andrew has been involved include several highly emotional still birth claims and a very large two-day Group Action in which Andrew was the lead solicitor for a group of 176 vulnerable adults who had been subject to a wide range of abuse. The mediation identified a template that allowed a structured approach to the settlement of the cases which approach was acknowledged by the court in the approval hearing as novel and one that saved considerable cost and time.

Andrew maintains good working relations with local NHS Trusts and panel NHSLR firms reflecting an ability to work constructively with other parties in disputes. Andrew represents a local Community NHS Trust in Inquests which provides the opportunity to work with clinical staff which otherwise would not exist in a claimant dominated clinical negligence practice.

Andrew has regularly given training both within his firm and outside on mediation through his position with ASWM and with Trust Mediation. Excellent oral and written communication skills are part of his package used to help resolve disputes.

When not mediating, Andrew has been advising over a number of years in a wide range of clinical negligence actions, with complex and high value birth injury claims comprising the majority of Andrew's caseload over recent years. In addition Andrew has acted as lead solicitor in two very large and high profile Group Actions (Cornwall Partnership NHS Trust and Winterbourne View).

Memberships and accreditations

· Accredited Mediator with the ADR Group

· Accredited Mediator and individual member of the Civil Mediation Council

· Current Chairman of the Association of South West Mediators

· Clinical Negligence Panel member with Trust Mediation

· Member of Law Society Clinical Negligence Panel

· Member of AvMA's Clinical Negligence Panel

· Past President of Bristol Medico-Legal Society

To Book


Please go to our Eventbrite page. This session is free to members of the Association of South West Mediators.  There is a £10 charge to non-members plus £1.37 Eventbrite fee.

Further dates for the Diary

14th September 2020 - Annual General Meeting

16th November 2020 Tamsin Hartley - Using Clean Language Questions to Create a Listening Space - Open to all

Recent Events

11th May 2020 6-7 pm

Insurance Issues in Mediation - Kevin Morgan - Solicitor and Mediator - Online CPD via Zoom

30 March 2020 1 pm (1 hr CPD)

Civil Mediation Law and Civil Practice - Keynote speaker - Tony Allen

13th January 2020 12.15 for 1 pm to 4.45 pm


Mediating in Difficult Circumstances - Led by Lawrence Kershen


25th November 2019


3.45 pm AGM followed by 

4.30 pm Concepts and Strategies in Mediation and Negotiation - Evaluative, Facilitative and Transformative Mediation Compared - Led by Gary Webber

Association of South West Mediators
Telephone: 01823 445 566

ASWM is a member of the Civil Mediation Council and is registered as a provider of Civil and Commercial mediation as well as Workplace mediation


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