Gain 21st Century Legal Skills: Join our Commercial Mediation Practice Programme


Trainee solicitors can register now for a dynamic complimentary course.

The Law Society Law School and Mediator Academy are pleased to announce an exciting partnership to deliver a new online programme for trainee solicitors in Commercial Mediation Practice and Skills.

This programme, which is independently accredited by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb), features experienced mediation practitioners and international experts, guiding participants through the mediation process via a dynamic online platform of interactive lessons and practical scenario-based skills simulations. 

Mediation is one of the fastest growing dispute resolution methods globally. The Mediation Act 2017 imposed a number of new obligations on solicitors, and with the Singapore Convention on Mediation coming into force in September 2020, the role of mediation in resolving disputes will be further enhanced. 

This programme provides participants with an opportunity to gain knowledge and skills in a specialist area of practice in which the legal profession increasing operates, and in turn diversify their career opportunities. On successful completion, participants may join the CIArb at Associate level. This programme also provides credit towards gaining the Law Society accredited Diploma in Mediator Training.

Registration opens on Monday 27 April 2020. The course fee will be waived for PPC II trainee solicitors. To secure your place, visit the Mediator Academy page on Moodle. Registration closes on 4 May 2020.