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Mediator and CEO of CEDR
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The Hillsborough Inquiry: what could be done differently?

The shocking revelations of how the investigations were conducted into the Hillsborough disaster will only shake an increasingly disturbed faith in the British inquiries system. Our own research in May this year, of more than 2,000 Britons, showed fewer than a third (27 per cent) said they had confidence in the inquiry system. So what […]

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Ten Top Tips: Avoiding a boardroom brawl by Karl Mackie

As featured in Management Today, 27 July 2012 – click for original article Making sure tensions do not spill over when conflicts arise in your organisation is essential – the alternative is getting bogged down and hampering progress. Don’t take it personally. A disagreement may be about the situation, idiosyncratic language used or a difference in vision […]

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Fixing the Middle East – the ingredients of a National Dialogues

Fixing the Middle East – the ingredients of a National Dialogues

by Dr Karl Mackie CBE, mediator and Chief Executive, CEDR Recent events have been moving so fast it is as if several years of history-making events have been squeezed into a matter of weeks. For CEDR, it was important but intriguing, that the Royal Family in Bahrain responded to the recent national unrest with a call […]

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The greatest mediations of the last 20 years

The greatest mediations of the last 20 years

by Eileen Carroll, Mediator and Deputy Chief Executive of CEDR At a special event last night at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in London, CEDR celebrated its 20th Anniversary with many mediators, both established and newly qualified, by reflecting on 20 years of mediation’s greatest moments. As I have always been closely involved with CEDR from its […]

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Smaller state – bigger society, where will the stresses be?

Smaller state – bigger society, where will the stresses be?

by Dr Karl Mackie CBE Today, as the new Government says it wants to make society ‘bigger’ and the state smaller, by giving over control of the facilities which matter locally to communities, many ears will still be ringing with the news that, as part of the move to reduce public expenditure, the NHS is […]

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