Want you back for good?

Want you back for good?

by Graham Massie, Director of Consultancy and Mediator, CEDR The recent completion of the reunion of Nineties teen idols Take That after their 1996 split is a poignant reminder of the value of long term relationships and how hard they can be to revive once we let them slip into disrepair. Consider the comments of […]

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Was the Hutton Inquiry flawed?

Was the Hutton Inquiry flawed?

By Andy Rogers, Associate Director & Mediator, CEDR The sad death of Dr David Kelly in 2003 and the following Hutton Inquiry still has many people asking questions; therefore did the process used achieve the objective of a public inquiry – to find satisfactory answers for the public? Lord Hutton is a respected and experienced […]

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One of the world’s largest dispute resolution schemes is now underway

One of the world’s largest dispute resolution schemes is now underway

By Andy Rogers, Associate Director & Mediator, CEDR Unlike the appalling floods devastating Pakistan, the environmental disaster in the Gulf does have an organisation taking responsibility for it, BP. Which is why Mediator, Kenneth Feinberg, now controls a $20 billion fund, established by BP to manage the compensation for damage caused by the Deepwater Horizon […]

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Strike! – Negotiate!

Strike! – Negotiate!

by Fiona Colquhoun, Director, CEDR Another strike, this time with BAA, appears to be on its way. This strike is about pay and annual pay demands, not the other hot potato of the moment – pensions, which is what the impending BBC staff action due for 9 September is about. The BAA and BBC strikes, […]

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Building relationships – you and your new breakfast partner

Building relationships – you and your new breakfast partner

By Andy Rogers, Associate Director & Mediator, CEDR So BBC Radio 2 DJ, Chris Evans, has lost 1 million listeners to his breakfast show in three months. It was announced this week that the show had 8.48 million listeners a week, down from last quarter’s record 9.53 million. Chris Evan’s got off to a great […]

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Negotiating your way into a coalition government

Negotiating your way into a coalition government

By James South, CEDR Director of Training For those interested in negotiation, the forming of the recent coalition government in the United Kingdom is an excellent case study. Last night’s documentary on the BBC – ‘Five days that changed Britain’ – offers a fascinating insight into what makes for effective negotiations and what does not. […]

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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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Cleaning up conversations

Cleaning up conversations

by Dr Karl Mackie CBE There are challenging conversations which need to held after the Gulf oil leak and the environmental disaster that has beset that region and BP, with many examples of fraught communications in the unfolding events. Over the years CEDR has been fortunate to work with many energy companies, including BP, and […]

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