Last edited 31 May 2016

Example questionnaire

This is part of Student resources.


Basic information

Name:
Company:


Years of experience

< 1 year
2 – 5 years
6 – 10 years
10+ years


The courts are sending out mixed messages about cost sanctions for failure to engage in mediation. How far do you agree with this statement?

Strongly agree
Agree
Neutral
Disagree
Strongly disagree


Since the introduction of statutory adjudication in 1996, would you say the process has become more costly and/or complex?

More complex More costly
Agree
Disagree
Don’t know


The mediation process should become more formalised with rules, in a way similar to adjudication.

How far do you agree with this statement?

Strongly agree
Agree
Neutral
Disagree
Strongly disagree


Lawyers and legal experts are playing an increased role in mediation. Is this a positive or negative impact on the development of mediation?

Lawyers are playing an increased role Is this a positive development?
Agree
Disagree
Don’t know


Lord Justice Jackson concluded a report into the costs of civil litigation in 2010. How far do you agree with the following conclusions from that report?

Strongly agree Agree Neutral Disagree Strongly disagree
Mediation is still under-used
Mediation should be promoted more widely
Lawyers need educating as to the benefits of mediation to their clients


How far would you agree with the following points?

Strongly agree Agree Neutral Disagree Strongly disagree
Disputing parties rely on their lawyers too much
The presence of lawyers in mediation hinders settlement
Clients need their legal advisers present in mediation to protect their interests


How far would you agree with the following statements concerning the interests of legal advisers in disputes?

Strongly agree Agree Neutral Disagree Strongly disagree
Legal advice is essential in order to understand the merits of a claim
Lawyers play an integral part in the resolution of disputes
Sometimes lawyers need to know when to ‘let go’ and leave their client to negotiate


The ‘hi-jacking’ of the mediation process on the part of lawyers and ‘mediation professionals’ is threatening to compromise the basic system of mediation as an effective dispute resolution mechanism.

How far do you agree with this statement?

Strongly agree
Agree
Neutral
Disagree
Strongly disagree