Rhys Clift sets out in the attached paper (in English, French and Italian) some thoughts on mediation, its function, its place in civil justice, the likely effect of the European Mediation Directive, the role of mediation in the maritime field and views as to how mediation might develop. 

Download here: The Phenomenon of Mediation – Judicial Perspectives and an Eye on the Future (English – French)

Download here: The Phenomenon of Mediation – Judicial Perspectives and an Eye on the Future (English – Italian)