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Shopping for a fair deal

Shopping for a fair deal

By Justine Mensa-Bonsu, Adjudicator, IDRS Ltd, part of CEDR The Groceries Code Adjudicator Bill In February 2010 the Groceries Supply Code of Practice was introduced to regulate the relationships of supermarkets and their suppliers. This Code applies to major grocery retailers, being those with a turnover exceeding 1 billion pounds. The Code obliges retailers to […]

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Why there should be more mediation in the NoW scandal

Why there should be more mediation in the NoW scandal

By Eileen Carroll, Deputy Chief Executive, CEDR and Mediator At the outset of the on-going story into phone hacking at the News of the World no-one could have predicted exactly how whole institutions; the government, the police and the media, would have become embroiled. The reverberations of this affairs are certainly being felt within the […]

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How should press complaints be mediated?

How should press complaints be mediated?

by Andy Rogers, Associate Director and Mediator, CEDR In the wake of the News of The World ‘phone hacking’ scandal at the end of last week and in defence of itself in the face of criticism from political leaders in Westminster, the UK’s Press Complaints Commission (PCC) cited the fact that it had successfully mediated […]

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Don’t let development of the rail network freeze-over

Don’t let development of the rail network freeze-over

By Ranse Howell, Mediator and Consultant, CEDR Skills Britain’s approach to railway investment and strategy is likely to continue to be problematic and a source of polarised views.  Last week the UK’s Department for Transport announced an £8 billion investment to be spent on electrification and new carriages.  This is similar to a plan that […]

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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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