Playing at reform?

Government is introducing new measures that it says will reform how it procures public services in the wake of the Carillion collapse, with a new focus on ensuring appropriate risk allocation and increased visibility on spending plans.

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Mediation proving its worth

Approval of the performance of mediators among lawyers is fairly high, with about 80% of them getting a nod of approval in a bi-annual survey – or Mediation Audit – from CEDR (see News). Which means that around one in five of them didn’t perform up to lawyers’ expectations, for which of course there could be many reasons, such as the mediation didn’t go quite the way the lawyer hoped.

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