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Organisational mediation: Weeding out conflict

Still too often, organisational conflict looks like “business as usual”. From differences between colleagues to boardroom fallouts, teams that should collaborate sometimes turn into “intense corporate warzones” as Fiona Colquhoun, CEDR Director and mediator defined it at yesterday’s workshop on Organisational Mediation. Chaired by Fiona Colquhoun, five experts – Emilie Cole, Partner at Bindmans; Scott Maynard, […]

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You are not alone: separating people and problem

What to do when a disputant can’t make a deal or ‘face up’ to reality The landmark negotiation book ‘Getting to Yes” (by Roger Fisher and William Ury) talks about the importance of separating the person from the problem. This is of course a nice idea, but the reality for most of us is that […]

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A mediation tale of two cities – from theory to the practice

By Ben Thomson, former participant of the ICC Mediation Competition with Maastricht University and intern with CEDR I was fortunate enough to compete in the 2015 ICC Mediation Competition in Paris representing Maastricht University, Netherlands. Focusing purely on mediation, a major strand of Alternative Dispute Resolution, Paris does not fit the mould of a traditional […]

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Une tarte fixe with your tea, anyone? – Fixed mentality in the run up to the EU Brexit negotiations?

We often find many people go into commercial negotiations with the view that “their gain is our loss,” with the “pie” to be negotiated being only of a fixed size. Look at any negotiation course in a law or business school and you are likely to find that “fixed pie thinking” is one of the […]

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Updates to the CEDR ADR Notice

Back in September 2015, CEDR introduced a new process document, the “ADR Notice” – which has always been referenced in our Model Contract Clauses as a communication between parties requesting (or in the case of a mediation contract clause – triggering) mediation. Therefore CEDR decided it would be useful to formalise this communication – particularly […]

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