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Mediator and CEO of CEDR
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So is it “my way” all the way for European Negotiation?

A public letter from Dr Karl Mackie CBE to the press 30 June 2016   Dear Sir So is it “my way” all the way for European Negotiation?  Frank Sinatra had the excuse of talking about personal life choices for embracing the philosophy of ‘My Way’.  However it is bemusing to hear leading politicians talk […]

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Response to the EU Mediation Directive Consultation

The following letter was published in the Law Society Gazette on 30 November 2015 by Dr Karl Mackie, CBE, Chief Executive Officer of CEDR: The recent consultation by the EU on its 2008 Mediation Directive raises the possibility that in future there could be greater regulation in this area of civil justice. Undoubtedly, there is now […]

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Groupthink: Thoughts ahead of the 2015 General Election

This is an unusual General Election by any standards.  With no party looking likely to be able to secure an easy overall majority, we are likely to see another coalition government of two or more parties having to work together. There have even been signs that we may end up with groups having to form […]

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Reforming Public Inquiries: Time to Review?

(Note: This article was originally published on the March 18, 2015 on the UK Administrative Justice Institute blog. The original article can be found here.)   “Inquiries play a very important role in our constitutional arrangements. The independence and thoroughness of their work both contributes to public trust in those institutions which are subject to review […]

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On Offence or Defence? When one party refuses to mediate

Although ranked in the top twenty for gender equality globally, Canada has recently found itself on the wrong end of a lawsuit filed by a number of female footballers. These players, including two FIFA Women’s Player of the Year Winners, have claimed sex discrimination against Canada because of its refusal to outfit football pitches with […]

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