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Honorary degree for mediator Sturrock
John Sturrock, chief executive of dispute resolution specialists Core Solutions Group, has been presented with an honorary degree by Edinburgh Napier University for services to the legal profession.
Mr Sturrock was made a Doctor of Laws at a ceremony at the university in recognition of his “significant contributions to mediation and the training of the legal profession over a number of years”.
Admitted to the Faculty of Advocates in 1986 and made a QC in 1999, Mr Sturrock was appointed in 1994 as the Faculty's first Director of Training and Education at the Scottish Bar, a position he held until 2002.
Having trained in negotiation skills at Harvard in 1996, he qualified as a mediator in the same year and in 2001 went on to found Core Solutions Group. He is now recognised as a leading commercial mediator in the UK as well as Scotland.
Mr Sturrock said: “I am deeply honoured to receive this degree. It is recognition that mediation has truly arrived in Scotland and has a significant role to play not just in legal disputes but across a broad range of sectors. Mediation has so much to offer to help people address difficult situations.”