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Man up and mediate, it’s not girly

The news last week that Liverpool FC staff have been given an ‘unacceptable language guide’ to help combat verbal abuse from fans has got me thinking about how important the words we use really are.  Reports say that phrases including  “man up”, “don’t be a woman”, “play like a girl” and “that’s gay” are all […]

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CEDR: A people business

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 […]

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From Gregory the Great to Francis the Negotiator

The arrival of a new Pope always gets my attention – I was named after Pope Gregory the Great who reigned from 590 to 604. Now Pope Francis has been officially installed in office, and his arrival evokes memories of childhood combined with the realities of my adult working life, and almost every interaction and […]

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Addressing The Houses of Oireachtas, Dublin

Addressing The Houses of Oireachtas, Dublin

By Gregory Hunt, Director of CEDR Ireland and CEDR Disputes Group On 9th May I had the real honour of representing CEDR in Ireland in front of The Joint Committee on Justice, Defence and Equality at The Houses of Oireachtas in Dublin, on the subject of the proposed Mediation Bill.  With no idea of what […]

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Charitable giving in mediations

Charitable giving in mediations

By Gregory Hunt, Director of CEDR Solve & Client Relations New Year is a time for good resolutions – and what could be better than changing the way we think about the settlement of disputes to help benefit good causes. I recently spoke to a businessman who told me how he was involved in mediation […]

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