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DRS CHAIR SPEAKS TO BOTSWANA LAWYERS ABOUT MEDIATION

DRS CHAIR SPEAKS TO BOTSWANA LAWYERS ABOUT MEDIATION

17 August 2017

Pictured attending the SADCLA Conference in Gaborone, Botswana is DRS Chair Brian Speers with the Chairman of the Law Society of Botswana Mr Kgalalelo Monthe

Brian Speers, as Vice President of the Commonwealth Lawyers Association, attended the AGM of the Southern Africa Development Community Lawyers Association (SADCLA) in Gaborone, Botswana from 9th to 11th August.  Speaking as a guest of the Law Society of Botswana  spoke of the challenges of establishing mediation within sometimes resistant legal professions and explained the UK position of encouraging mediation including costs sanctions imposed for unreasonable refusal to mediate.