On Tuesday 30th April, Dr Karl Mackie CBE and CEDR Chambers hosted 200 guests to celebrate the award of Queens’ Counsel Honoris Causa to Deputy Chief Executive and mediator Eileen Carroll. QC (Hon) is the highest distinction awarded to those who have made a major contribution to law in England and Wales outside of the [...]
During this morning’s session the ADR Trainers Network delegates took ...
Possibly my favourite soundbite of this morning’s sessions was this ...
The first meeting of the International ADR Trainers Network is ...
By Gaby Goundry The 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico stands as the United States’ worst ever offshore oil spill, and on 25th February this year, the high-stakes trial to determine how much more BP and other companies should pay began. Stuart Smith, an attorney at Smith Stag, represents a number of [...]
Twelve teams participated in the finals of the CEDR-sponsored University Negotiation Competition 2013, with the first prize being an all-expenses paid trip to California to represent the UK at the international and final stage of the contest. This year’s finalists had battled their way through university and regional-level competitions to win their place at the [...]
“If you set out to be liked, you would be prepared to compromise on anything at any time, and you would achieve nothing” – Margaret Thatcher At the age of 24, my claim to be one of ‘Thatcher’s Children’ is tenuous. She first took office 10 years before I was born, and photographs of her [...]
In nearly 5 years at CEDR I’ve often found it difficult to explain to people what I do and what CEDR does. I’ve held several different roles during my time here, and what I tell people usually changes depending on what part of the business I’m working with most closely at any one time. In [...]
On Thursday 21 March CEDR held a symposium based around its ‘Inquiry into Inquiries’ Foundation project. The project looks at how we can extract the greatest public benefit from Public Inquiries, looking at areas like their design, process and what they can be expected to deliver. We recorded the day across a number of platforms, [...]
Today’s ‘Inquiry into Inquiries’ symposium has been a fascinating and valuable day. We have been very lucky to spend time with today’s delegates who have come with fresh and innovative ideas about the current state of Public Inquiries and how they might adapt to meet the needs of future stakeholders. Our symposium included representatives from [...]
One of the most famous public inquiries in British history is the Saville Inquiry held into the “Bloody Sunday” killings in 1972. The Inquiry was commissioned in 1998 by then Prime Minister Tony Blair, and over the course of 13 years costs spiralled to an estimated final total of £200million, much of which is thought [...]
One of the clear strengths of the public inquiry system is its inclusivity. While the “death of deference” may not be quite upon us, there is perhaps a cultural shift away from traditional institutional centres of authority towards more civic, grassroots ways of working through problems. Inquiries speak to both of these ways of working [...]
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