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Legal News Wales and the Civil Mediation Council have launched a series of free, online events to help legal professionals, employers, HR professionals and others tackle workplace conflict in radically different and increasingly challenging environments.

Workplace conflict appears to be on the rise and there are some very difficult and potentially contentious issues set to arise as employees return to the workplace and we transition into new and different ways of working.

This series of webinars offer vibrant, one-hour ‘in conversation’ with’ a panel of contributors comprising mediators and employers who will share their experience of the topics and how alternative conflict resolution can help.

Who are the events for?

The series is ideal for employers, legal representatives, HR professionals and employee advisors. Although all are welcome to join us and watch the recordings as we upload them after each event in the series.

About our workplace conflict series

The series, sponsored by the Civil Mediation Council, is designed to debunk myths and misunderstanding around mediation for employee conflicts and disputes by:

  • Clarifying how mediation and conflict resolution options can help resolve workplace conflicts in a far better way than formal or legal process.
  • Where to go for advice, and how and when to access mediation.
  • Exploring the different types of mediation and when to access.
  • Offering an insight into what other employers are doing and what is working well.

Our audience will gain an understanding and appreciation of the benefits to all in engaging in mediation and be better prepared to face difficult issues arising in the workplace.

Watch our first event in this series: ‘dealing with employee concerns on return to work’

Catch up on our first workplace conflict event, below.

This webinar, the first in a series offered as a collaboration between Legal News Wales and the Civil Mediation Council, explores:

  • How to avoid formal and legal disputes
  • What approaches are employers taking; what might help
  • How mediation and conflict resolution can help
  • Where to go for help and advice when things get difficult


  • Marc Lawson MBE, HR Lead Business Partner, Monmouthshire County Council
  • Nigel Tillott, Head of Employment Law, Davies and Partners
  • Alison Love, Managing Director, Resolution at Work

Chaired by: Emma Waddingham, Editor, Legal News Wales

Underneath the video, you’ll find the next two dates in the series, and topics. Please save the dates – booking links to follow very soon!

BOOK NOW for our final event

Register now and join us online for: Episode 4: Team conflict on the rise: how to manage positively to avoid disputes

20 January 2022, 11-12pm (online)

CLICK TO BOOK your free place.

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Emma Waddingham

Emma Waddingham

Editor, Legal News

Emma Waddingham is the Editor & Founder of Legal News. She is a seasoned legal editor and journalist and experienced marketing & events consultant, working almost exclusively with the UK legal sector.