Mediator liability - is it an issue?

By Roger Chapman (1996)

Is the liability of a mediator a matter which should concern us? Is it simply an academic question? Do we need to worry about it at all?

In asking whether mediator's liability is an issue we raise questions which can be posed on more than one level. I do not intend to explore them in detail or to supply very many answers - indeed it is far from clear what some of the answers are - but I do want to make a preliminary reconnaissance of the territory and suggest some matters which we as mediators ought to be considering. If what I say seems provocative, so much the better...

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