Adv Jacques Joubert

Independent Mediation Analyst

Commercial Mediator



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Lawyers Discover Value of Mediation....

Saturday, 14 July 2012
The international trend is that more than 95% of civil cases are settled out of court through negotiations, and not in court through adjudication. Escalating costs to run complex trials,...
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Black, Talented and the Potential of Mediation....

Friday, 29 June 2012
     A childhood friend is beaten up. She’s black, talented and troubled, facing a number of health issues from breast cancer, depression to alcoholism. Her assailant is burly, violent...
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Confrontation, Emotions and Mediation......

Tuesday, 19 June 2012
     Some people don't like negotiating. They can’t understand why they have to negotiate to get what they believe they deserve. The need to be vindicated or proven right...
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Gynaecologists, Lawyers and Dispute Avoidance..

Monday, 04 June 2012
     “Ours is a noble profession and it’s being tainted by the legal profession as a profession that is out there to harm mothers,” Professor Goolab, the president of...
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Mediation, John Doe and the Debt Enforcement Train....

Monday, 28 May 2012
My train leaves from Fish Hoek at 8h45 and my eta in Cape Town is 9h40. It’s time for Woza Mediation to write about the potential of financial services mediation,...
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Negotiation, mediation, litigation and dispute avoidance....

Thursday, 17 May 2012
The civil justice system has priced itself out of reach of most people and it has become necessary to improve our negotiation skills, make use of mediation and not allow...
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Timing, lip service and mediation......

Sunday, 13 May 2012
Humans negotiate. It comes naturally to us. We negotiate with the drivers of other motor vehicles on the way to work, we negotiate with our partners, children and colleagues, and...
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Benevolent Monopolies and Mediation.....

Monday, 07 May 2012
Tony supports multi-tiered dispute resolution and often has to act as mediator, arbitrator and executioner when his henchmen have a fall-out. (Blue skies and Tony Soprano) Tony’s blackmail, extortion and...
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Collaborative law another useful ADR tool.....

Tuesday, 01 May 2012
The psychologist Abraham Maslow’s quote that ‘if you have only have a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail,” explains the limitation of dogma or art of...
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Wishfulness, Willfullness and Mediation.....

Monday, 23 April 2012
The view that court-aligned mediation (CAM) of the Department of Justice (DOJ), will do for civil dispute resolution what the Labour Relations Act, 66 of 1995 (LRA), did for labour...
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