We aim to positively impact society as a whole by helping to strengthen the availability and use of the non-adversarial approach of mediation both within the community and in the justice system of England and Wales. The Mediation Clinic is part of the School of Law at the University of Essex and works independently from, but in cooperation with, the Essex Law Clinic. The services which we provide are impartial. Find out how to join the Essex Mediation Clinic and find out more about what mediation involves.
Mediation is a voluntary and confidential process whereby an impartial third party, the mediator, assists the parties to a conflict in order to resolve their differences and come to a mutually satisfying “win-win” agreement. Importantly:
Mediation doesn’t only save time and money for the parties to a conflict but also leads to better outcomes that they can more easily live with. A key advantage is an improvement in parties’ relationships which is essential in various settings, including commercial, community and family conflict, where there is an ongoing relationship moving forward.
Essex Mediation Clinic LeadHuman Rights Centre, University of Essex
Timea's specialism is alternative dispute resolution and mediation. Timea trained in mediation and coaching internationally and mediated cases at Metropolitan Court Albuquerque, USA, and Family Child Youth Association, Budapest. In the past few years she has been conducting community meditations in England.
Dr Timea Tallodi’s recent book ‘How Parties Experience Mediation: An Interview Study on Relationship Changes in Workplace Mediation’ is the first study in the literature to use in-depth interviews with mediation parties, fine-grained phenomenological analysis and a psychological lens, in order to explore parties’ lived experiences of relational changes in mediation. The findings of this pioneering piece of research are informing the development and practice of the Essex Mediation Clinic.