Date of this Version


Document Type

Conference Paper

Publication Details

Accepted Version.

Wade, J. (2010). Preparing for mediation and negotiation in succession disputes. Paper to be presented at the British Columbia annual succession conference, Vancouver, Canada.

© Copyright John Wade, 2010


This paper argues that a major task for lawyers in succession disputes, negotiations and mediations is to assist clients make wise decisions in the face of uncertainty. This requires preparation. A short preparation model of five humble hypotheses is set out. Normally, these should be discussed with any mediator well before a mediation takes place. Example precedent preparation forms are attached.



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