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Letter from America

Variety really is the spice of life.  Last week I started out by attending the Saudi Ambassador’s reception to commemorate their national day, and I ended up the week at a seminar in 10 Downing Street.  Can’t say any more yet about either project – and I’m trying to resist the temptation to quote Maverick […]

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The legacy of Columbo for Mediators

The legacy of Columbo for Mediators

Graham Massie, CEDR Director of Consultancy, commenting on the recent passing of the actor Peter Falk, who played the popular TV Detective, Columbo. So farewell Peter Falk, and thank you. For demonstrating that a sharp mind doesn’t need a sharp suit – sometimes a trusted raincoat will do. For revealing the power of the friendly […]

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The greatest mediations of the last 20 years

The greatest mediations of the last 20 years

by Eileen Carroll, Mediator and Deputy Chief Executive of CEDR At a special event last night at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in London, CEDR celebrated its 20th Anniversary with many mediators, both established and newly qualified, by reflecting on 20 years of mediation’s greatest moments. As I have always been closely involved with CEDR from its […]

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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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