Robert Angyal SC

The Qualities of an Effective Mediator

In "So what makes a good mediator?", Aled Davies identified these qualities as essential in a good mediator: (1) rapport building skills - the ability to create trusting relationships; (2) business acumen/commercial acumen; (3) leadership; and (4) emotional intelligence.

I tackled the same question in a series of six posts, each entitled "So you want an effective mediator? What qualities should you demand?". My six qualities were much more nuts-and-bolts. They focused on issues that often arise in mediation and how to resolve them.

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Technology in ADR: Computers as Mediators

On 13 July 2016, Robert Angyal SC made a presentation to the NSW Bar Association as part of a seminar on ‘Technology in ADR: Computers as Mediators’.  His presentation, ‘Just when you thought it was safe to go into the water … What are the implications for barristers?’, examined strategies for dealing with competition from computerised online dispute resolution systems (ODR), and recommended that lawyers compete by differentiating the services they could offer from those provided by ODR. 

You can download his PowerPoint Presentation from here.