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Law SchoolMediation Clinic

The Mediation Clinic provides a free mediation service in which experienced practitioners work alongside trainee mediators to help people resolve disputes without going to court or tribunal.

Strathclyde is known as the ‘place of useful learning’ and is proud to serve the wider community. The Mediation Clinic aims to have a positive impact on society by helping to embed a mediatory approach within the Scottish justice system.

The Mediation Clinic is part of the Law School at Strathclyde in the city centre of Glasgow.  It is Directed and Supervised by Charlie Irvine, Course Leader of the LLM/MSc in Mediation and Conflict Resolution.

Mediation and Covid-19 

All face to face mediation has been suspended at the University, however, we are still able to conduct mediation via telephone, Skype and Zoom. This form of mediation provides a fast, convenient and safe way to resolve disputes and can bring much-needed closure during the crisis. Our intake process remains the same by telephone.  Our staff and volunteers are working from home so please contact with telephone contact details and we will aim to call you back as soon as we can. More information on Mediation using Technology.

What our clients think

I found the whole process to be friendly and extremely helpful.

The mediators were extremely helpful and supportive. I am very thankful I chose mediation.

Great service - very satisfied.


Each mediation session will be conducted by a lead mediator and a student mediator.

Our lead mediators are experienced practitioners, registered with the Scottish Mediation Register. They’re responsible for the overall conduct of the session and provide mentoring and supervision to our student mediators.

Our student mediators are postgraduates studying for the LLM/MSc in Mediation and Conflict Resolution. They are adult learners from all walks of life.

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At your initial interview with the Law Clinic, your advisors will give you a Mediation Clinic leaflet. If you’re interested in considering mediation, they will, with your permission, pass on your details to one of our mediators.

A mediator will contact you by telephone to discuss the situation and explain how it works in practice. If you agree to go ahead, the mediator will contact the other party to get their agreement to take part.

It should be stressed that mediation is entirely voluntary. If you don’t think it’s right for your case, or if it doesn’t lead to a resolution, the Law Clinic will continue to act for you in its usual way.