New appointment for Mediation Clinic's Housing Project
University of Strathclyde Mediation Clinic is delighted to announce the appointment of Anthony Syder as a Development Worker. Taking over from Carolyn Hirst, this 12-hour-a-week post, funded by SafeDeposit Scotland Trust, enables the Clinic to build on the foundations laid by Carolyn and drive the Housing Mediation project forward. The project's aim is to resolve housing disputes prior to or during formal legal proceedings, thus contributing to a buoyant housing sector and reducing the risk of homelessness. It underlines the university’s wish to be the place of useful learning.
Anthony has recently immigrated to the UK from New Zealand where he managed the largest nationwide family mediation service, undertaking around 1000 mediations per year. In this role he managed some 80+ contract mediators and worked with a diverse range of stakeholders, helping to ensure that the service continued to grow and operate effectively.
Anthony is also a practicing mediator and adjudicator working in the areas of family, workplace, education, construction and commercial. He is particularly interested in community engagement, politics and increasing access to services such as mediation through use of technology. Clinic Director Charlie Irvine said:
We are very pleased that Anthony is joining us. He brings a great deal of energy to support our ambition of building Scotland's first centre of excellence in housing mediation