Source: (2000) In Mediation in Context, ed. Marian Liebmann, 19-38. With an introduction by Marian Liebmann. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

Liebmann charts the history and development of mediation in key sectors of society in the United Kingdom. This covers industrial and employment mediation, family mediation, conflict resolution and mediation in schools, victim-offender mediation, community mediation, commercial mediation, medical mediation, environmental mediation, elder mediation, and organizational and workplace mediation. She notes links between mediation practitioners in various sectors, including the rise of mediation centers. This chapter also points to new developments for alternative dispute resolution in the civil justice system, and issues of standards and accreditation.