ADR and Workplace Conflict: a British Perspective with Professor Bryan Clark

Chinwe Umegbolu

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I was delighted to welcome Professor Bryan Clark to the @ExpertViewsonADRvidpodcastshow. He is a Law and Civil Justice professor at Newcastle Law School. Before that, he spent fifteen (15) years at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, where he was Head of the #law School from 2013 to 2016. He currently serves as a Trustee for the Arab Mediation Centre, Chair of the Validation and Accreditation Panel for Relationships in Scotland, Global Adviser (UK) for MediateGuru, and Adviser for Lex Erudites.

Professor Clark teaches postgraduate and undergraduate classes in commercial law, mediation and dispute resolution and acts as the student Mediation Coach for the Newcastle University Mediation Society teams.

His main teaching and research interests lie in #mediation , civil justice, the workings of courts, judges and lawyers, and commercial law. Current projects focus on the Singapore Convention, International Commercial Mediation and Judges' experiences and views on technology in the courtroom.

In this episode, we analysed the following questions:
1) Are employees or workers aware of ADR options regarding disputes or conflicts that might arise at the workplace?

2) Why is ADR more prevalent or popular in the more complex societies (in this context #uk ) than in the less complex societies?

3) To what extent are employees encouraged to use ADR to settle discrimination, bullying and harassment in the workplace-UK is the given context.

4) What is the way forward for mass advocacy or #awareness of the benefits of utilising #adr in settling disputes or conflicts in the workplace?

5) What is your advice for people who want to pursue a career in #adr ?

6) Can you tell me more about the launching of the LLM in Mediation and International #dispute #resolution at Newcastle University?

* In September 2022, Professor Clark, in partnership with the mediation academy will launch an online LLM in Mediation and International Dispute Resolution at Newcastle University:

#viral #viralvideo #conflict #shorts #shortvideo #street #awareness #tv #harvard #oxforduniversity #tedxtalks #tedxtalk #subscribe #career #youtube #youtubeshorts
Original languageEnglish
Media of outputOnline
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2022


  • ADR
  • Workplace conflict
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Employment relations
  • Industrial relations
  • Human resource management
  • Podcast
  • YouTube
  • Interview
  • research
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Appropriate Dispute Resolution
  • talkshow
  • accesstojustice
  • UK
  • bullying
  • Discrimination
  • Harrassment
  • mediation


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