Frederick Way

CEDR Employee, Mediator, Conciliator & Barrister (non-practising)

Client Feedback:
Frederick was very good… he gave balance to the mediation…  very professional… very well prepared in advance.”

Frederick is a CEDR panel mediator, trainer and Head of the CEDR Foundation. Having trained as a barrister, Frederick now leads all of CEDR’s research and charitable projects through the CEDR Foundation. He is also a consultant for CEDR and a lead trainer of CEDR’s Commercial Mediation Skills Training.

As a mediator, Frederick has extensive experience of private client, employment and workplace, professional negligence, property, wills and probate, charity and commercial mediation. Frederick’s practice is mixed and he is experienced in working with individuals and organisations in conflict in all types of legal, employment and contractual dispute. He also has a specialism in working sensitively and effectively with clients where there is an additional personal dynamic to the dispute, such as disputes between former romantic partners or family members, or where the client is subject to allegations of discrimination, or has capacity needs, including mental health or as litigants in person.

Frederick’s style is pragmatic, forward-focussed, creative, commercially aware and people centred. As a mediator, Frederick is known for being especially able at helping parties to understand each other’s perspectives, understanding and expertise.

Outside of his mediation practice, Frederick has a specialist knowledge of the arts, equality and charities. He is the Deputy Chair of Access All Areas, a leading theatre charity for Learning Disabled and Autistic performers and the Vice Chair of the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing, a global dance organisation.


  • Arts
  • Charity
  • Commercial
  • Construction
  • Costs
  • Employment and Workplace
  • Private Client
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property
  • Sale of Goods & Services
  • Shareholder/ Partnership Disputes
  • Trusts, Wills & Probate

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