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Updates to the CEDR ADR Notice

Back in September 2015, CEDR introduced a new process document, the “ADR Notice” – which has always been referenced in our Model Contract Clauses as a communication between parties requesting (or in the case of a mediation contract clause – triggering) mediation. Therefore CEDR decided it would be useful to formalise this communication – particularly […]

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Not all negotiations are created equal

The past months have played stage to two of the most signification negotiations with global impact of the year: the nuclear deal between Iran and the US, and the negotiations between Greece and the rest of the EU, commonly known as the “Grexit” to those who don’t like unnecessary syllables. And while both of these […]

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Bad bosses and the quest for good leadership

The topic of good and bad leadership is never out of the public psyche for long, but it seems even more prevalent in the recent past than usual. First we had the surprising outcome to the UK general election, meaning more than one leadership election will be necessary for political parties. And now, in the […]

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Launching Inquiries at Westminster

Yesterday was a particularly rewarding experience for all those who have worked on CEDR’s Inquiry into Inquires in the last couple of years. At a special event at the House of Lords in the Palace of Westminster, the Co-Chairs of the initiative, Lord Woolf and Dr Karl Mackie CBE, summed up our achievement in not only undertaking […]

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Building to a successful resolution

I was interested to read in Construction News last month the article by Bill Barton of Barton Legal, “Why mediate? A claimant’s guide to the pros and cons of mediation”. In it he gave an interesting view of mediation for the sector and one which I would largely agree with. I was particularly drawn to […]

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