Joanna Cavell

CEDR Faculty & Mediator

Client Feedback

“Very astute as to the main issues and made really valuable contributions.”


A CMC Fellow, Joanna has worked in the ADR field for over 20 years. She has extensive experience in both face to face – one day and time limited – and telephone and virtual mediations involving both unrepresented and fully represented parties, across a wide spectrum of commercial sectors both public and private. Parties cite Joanna’s commercial astuteness, commitment and calm, friendly manner as key attributes in helping them create workable commercial solutions. She is also adept at dealing with emotional and often vulnerable parties and highly sensitive issues.

Joanna is part of CEDR’s Training Faculty, coaching and assessing new mediators and delivering mediation awareness training to both lawyers and business managers. She is well positioned therefore to guide and coach parties who may be unfamiliar and nervous of the mediation process.

Professional Background

After graduating in European Studies, Joanna worked at Merchant Bank SG Warburg before moving to Paris in the mid 1980’s initially to work for the Paris office of Hamptons international and then insurance broker Sedgwick PLC. Here she supported the team involved in consolidating communication and HR policies across the organisation’s newly acquired European offices.

On moving back to London, Joanna joined a City PR firm and gained the Stock Exchange Registered Representative status. As Director, Joanna led the firm’s corporate and investor relations and professional services work, advising both PLCs and private companies on their PR and IR strategies.

  • Charities
  • Commercial Contracts
  • Education
  • Financial Services
  • Healthcare
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property/Landlord Tenant
  • Sale of Goods & Services
  • Workplace

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