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Qatar – to develop as a centre for football and for mediation?

Qatar – to develop as a centre for football and for mediation?

by Graham Massie, Director of Consultancy and Mediator Like many, I’m disappointed at England’s failure to be selected to host the 2018 World Cup.  One of my earliest memories is of watching the 1966 final on a small black and white TV with my dad – and even now I still revere Bobby Moore.  So […]

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Playing the Spending Review Blame Game

Playing the Spending Review Blame Game

by Graham Massie, Director of Consultancy and Mediator, and Andy Rogers, Associate Director and Mediator, CEDR As mediators we frequently see people trying to blame someone else for what went wrong in their case. And whilst this focus is not always helpful in finding a settlement to a dispute, we know that blame is an […]

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Don’t miss the detail – mediation’s elevation

Don’t miss the detail – mediation’s elevation

by Tony Allen, Solicitor, Mediator and a Director of CEDR Extracts from the Ministry of Justice’s statement on the Government’s Spending Review yesterday: “The Treasury has announced a 23 per cent reduction in Ministry of Justice spending for the next four years. These savings will result in around £2 billion in savings by the department […]

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All round the fields, of Anfield Road…

All round the fields, of Anfield Road…

By Gregory Hunt, Director of CEDR Solve & Client Relations 40 years ago I was fortunate to be born with two great privileges. The first was to be born in the great city of Liverpool. The second, and the most profound, was to be born in a family exclusively raised in the pursuit of happiness […]

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Living through a demerger – what difficult conversations lie around the corner for Fiat?

Living through a demerger – what difficult conversations lie around the corner for Fiat?

By Andy Rogers, Associate Director & Mediator, CEDR The rationale for a demerger can often be very strong and for an organisation that has very different component parts, splitting to concentrate on those separate areas can be a highly effective move. The news that such a move by Sergio Marchionne is imminent for Fiat, splitting […]

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