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Brexit Negotiations and the ‘Ancient Regime’ – where are the mediators?

Regardless of your views on Brexit, one cannot escape the reality that the negotiations so far have been wrought with difficulty. Recently, on Radio 4’s PM programme I was asked, “If Brexit really is a divorce and a messy one at that would a mediator help?” With over 20 years of experience in extremely difficult […]

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Mediation Centre launch of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Moldova

I was recently in Chisinau for the launch of the new Mediation Centre based within the national Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Moldova.  When reflecting on what to speak about at the ceremony, the first thing that came to my mind was about the collaborative effort, perseverance, and effort that it has taken from […]

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Technology supporting Justice – A New Hope for consumers

I was recently involved in a technology-related dispute.  When reading the mediation papers in preparation for the day, it made me reflect on how quickly technology has (and continues to) revolutionised the world around us.  Every aspect of our personal and professional lives have arguably been changed by computer systems that allow us access to […]

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Response to the EU Mediation Directive Consultation

The following letter was published in the Law Society Gazette on 30 November 2015 by Dr Karl Mackie, CBE, Chief Executive Officer of CEDR: The recent consultation by the EU on its 2008 Mediation Directive raises the possibility that in future there could be greater regulation in this area of civil justice. Undoubtedly, there is now […]

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When shaking hands means much more

Ruminating on memorable events this year the handshake between the President of the USA and the President of Cuba comes to mind and shows that 2013 is a very different world to the Black Saturday of 27th October 1962 and the Cuban Missile Crisis. This historic moment at the already momentous occasion of Nelson Mandela’s […]

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