David Richbell (30 September 2018)

I was very sad to hear that David Richbell had passed away recently. A kind and gentle man, I met him only briefly a couple times but I learned much about him, and a great deal about the art of mediation, from his book ‘How to Master Commercial Mediation’ and his videos on Mediator Academy.

I particularly like this passage from his book:

‘I am often asked in a mediation, when passing on a statement or a final offer: “Do you believe them?” and I have to say: “I believe everything I am told, but I know that not everyone tells the truth”.