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Mediation is about necessary endings – Constructal Law

Mediation is about necessary endings – Constructal Law” published in 2022 

Finding a pathway out of a challenging situation


A 500-word essay by Margaret Ross and Greg Rooney was first published as an e-book created and edited by Michael Lang and Peter Nicholson.

The book contains 75 essays by mediators from 10 countries on surviving in the pandemic from a family law perspective.

It can be purchased as an e-book for approximately $2 or €2 from Amazon

Click to access Ross-and-Rooney-Ren-Lang-paper-v5.pdf

Introducing a New Definition of Mediation

Originally published in Kluwer Mediation Blog and re-published in Mediate.com


Mediation and the Principle of Emergence

Published in Kluwer Mediation Blog

Mediation And The Principle of Emergence

The commercial value of mediation to the new economy

Published in the Law Institute Journal of Victoria (Australia) September 2019

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Mediation has an identity issue - but it’s not its fault

Mediation has an identity issue – but it’s not its fault’. Published in 2018 in mediate.com see this link Mediation, Mediator, Mediation (mediate.com)

Applying Cynefin Complexity Theory to Mediation - Challenging the Retired Judge Command and Control Mediation Model

The Rise of Commercial Mediation In Australia

The Rise of Commercial Mediation in Australia.  Its Growth and Challengers

The Journal of Mediation & Applied Conflict Analysis

Volume 3, 2016 , Issue 2, pages 99-122

Edward M Kennedy Institute, Maynooth University,  National University of Ireland

The Australian Experience of Legislated Pre-Action ADR Requirments

greg-rooney-commercial-mediation-in-australia-its-growth-and-challanges Presented at the 6th Symposium of the Institut de mediation et d’arbitrage du Qebec, Montreal on 4 November 2015

Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2695269

Shifting the Focus from Mediating the Problem to Mediating the Moment - Moving Beyond 'Getting to Yes' and 'The Promise of Mediation'

Mediating the Moment – Rooney and Ross

Authors: Greg Rooney and Margaret Ross – 1 September, 2012

Presented at the Alternative Dispute Resolution Conference at the Supreme Court of Singapore on the 5 October 2012.

Latest version available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2140220

Also published in the Law Society of Singapore Law Gazette, January 2013 P 24

Mediating the Effects of Sexual and Physical Abuse Within Religious Institutions

Published in:   Conflict Management in the Family Field and in Other Close Relationships. Mediation as a Way Forward. 2011  DJØF Publishing,  Chapter 7, p. 109 -124:

The Use of Intuition in Mediation

Conflict Resolution Quarterly, Vol. 25, Number 2, Winter 2007

This paper was first presented at the 5th Australian National Mediation Conference, Brisbane on 18 May 2000

Mediation and the Rise of Relationship Contracting - A Decade of Change for Lawyers

Published in the following Australian Law Journals:

Law Society of South Australian Bulletin, Vol. 24, Number 7, August 2002

Law Institute Journal, Victoria, Vol. 76, Number 10, November 2002

Proctor, Queensland Law Journal, Vol. 22, Number 6, July 2002

To Be or Not to Be Human. That is the Question for Mediators

A paper presented at the Australian National Mediation Conference, Held in Wellington NZ , on 6 September 2023

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   NMC 2023 Final             



The Art of the Simple in Mediation

The Art of the Simple in Mediation

The Art of the simple in Mediation – mediate .com paper



Mediation and Covid19 share the same DNA. Liminality and the Adjacent Possible.

The Role of the Profound Apology in Abuse Redress Schemes

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mediate.com – The role of the profound apology

Les excuses prononcees par une institution dans un contexte d'abus sexuels ou physiques (The Profound Apology)

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A translation into French of the paper “The Profound Apology” Les excuses prononcées Greg Rooney

Brexit, Trump and the Nash Trap. A Loss of Trust

Brexit Trump and the Nash Trap. A Loss of Trust

First published in Mediate.com in July 2016. Updated in April 2017

Rebooting Mediation by Detaching from the Illusions of Neutrality, Just Outcomes and Balanced Power (February 12, 2015).

Russian Translation of "Rebooting Mediation by Detaching from the Illusions of Neutrality, Just Outcomes and Balanced Power. Perezagruzka mediatsii // Mediatsa i Pravo

Published in Mediation and Law Intermediation and Conciliation Moscow

Russian citation: Greg Rooney. 2016 Perezagruzka mediatsia – Mediastsia I Pravo in Mediation and Law Intermediation and Conciliation, Moscow, 1 (39) 2016 pp 50-69


Project Alliancing. The Process Architecture of a Relationship Based Project Delivery System for Complex Infrustructure Projects

project-alliancing-2013-the-process-architecture-of-a-relationship-based-project-delivery-system-for-complex-infrastructure-projects incorporating a Human Systems Approach into Complex Infrastructure Projects – The Project Alliancing Experience

Presented at the 1st Asian Mediation Association Conference in Singapore (2009) – Awarded Best Original Paper.

Mediating Between Victims of Sexual Abuse and Religious Institutions

Australian Dispute Resolution Journal, Vol. 18, Number 1, February 2007 (co-authored with Margaret Ross)

First presented at the 7th Australian National Mediation Conference Darwin on 1 July 2004

Mediation and its Place within the Parliamentary System

ADR Bulletin, Vol. 5, Number 1, May 2002

Restorative Mediation - Program Protocol between the South Australian Equal Opportunity Commission and South Australia Police

SAPOL Restorative Engagement Program Protocol
between the South Australian Equal Opportunity Commission and
South Australia Police – Download   FINAL PROTOCALS