This morning I wound my way down Middle Temple Lane (an unobtrusive passageway off Fleet Street), to meet Suzanne Lowe, the founder of Talk Mediation. I had met a couple of mediators who work with her at the CMC Conference, and arranged to meet up with Suzanne when she passed through London.

Talk Mediation runs an assistants panel, which I may join. Although I won’t get paid work, it will give me the opportunity to travel around the country assisting mediators, as they operate in many different locations.

I learned a great deal about how the National Mediation helpline functions, including panel registration for different areas and upcoming challenges facing the administration of the helpline.