Blog and Opinions

Opening address of the Johannesburg GPC Series event by Judge Edwin Cameron, of the Constitutional Court of South Africa

12 July 2017

The opening address to the Johannesburg the Global Pound Conference Series was delivered by Judge Edwin Cameron, of the Constitutional Court of South Africa. Read what he had to say on “Shaping the Future of Dispute Resolution & Improving Access to Justice”.
Results of Global Pound Conference Johannesburg

11 July 2017

We are delighted to share with you the results of the Johannesburg Global Pound Conference.
Nelson Mandela the Negotiator - lessons for business

29 May 2017

In a fascinating presentation which traverses Mandela's life from the early 1940's when he arrived in Johannesburg as a young lawyer to his release from an apartheid prison in 1990, John Brand identifies many pertinent lessons in negotiation from Mandela's style of negotiation.
Conference on dispute resolution in South Africa

24 May 2017

Join us at the Johannesburg Global Pound Conference to hear more about what Judges can do by way of judicial activism and case management to enhance access to justice in South Africa. It is not well known, but Brassey AJ in the South Gauteng High Court trial of Brownlee v Brownlee in Johannesburg (case number 2008/25274) has already imposed a costs sanction as a direct consequence of failure to mediate, comparable to what happens in other jurisdictions.
CPR Model Mediation Procedures

22 March 2017

Mining Indaba - The Occupational Lung Disease Facilitation process

07 February 2017

John Brand made a fascinating presentation at the Mining Indaba 2017 on the multi-stakeholder faciliation he has been managing concerning occupational lung disease in South Africa.
CEDR Model ADR documents

23 January 2017

CEDR has published a wide range of model documents to facilitate the use of ADR.