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Impartiality – The Double Edged Sword

An Embassy and Brexit: Case studies in the use of Neutrality and Impartiality – The Double Edged Sword Watch James South talk about An Embassy and Brexit – Different Sides of the Impartiality Coin in our latest CEDRtalks vlog here. Fundamental to being an effective third-party neutral is in the name; neutrality or impartiality. These concepts […]

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International ADR Trainers’ Network – Making Multiple Connections

CEDR’s biennial International ADR (Alternative Dispute Resolution) Trainers’ Network, with over 30 professionals, from 17 countries worldwide and kindly hosted by both Allen & Overy and CMS, was held in London four weeks ago.  The International ADR Trainers Network, created by CEDR in 2011, brings together high quality trainers biennially to provide a forum for […]

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Keeping step – Mediation Skills in Japan

By James South, CEDR’s Director of Training. While in Japan recently training mediators, I got to thinking about the issue of pace in mediation. Just like the trains in Japan, mediators often work at different speeds. Some are like the Shinkansen Bullet trains, speeding along, while others are like the commuter trains, those that constantly […]

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The meadows of mediation, an oasis for our communities

I just came back from two days at CEDR’s International Trainers’ Network training, and it was fantastic. I wanted to share with you the feeling of this session, but it’s hard to put word on all that we have shared. Perhaps if I can use an analogy I would say that mediation has an amazing […]

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We need to stop talking about different ‘schools’ of mediation

When I was trained as a mediator 20 years ago, I was taught the “facilitative method” of mediation, like many of you who are reading this, which emphasises the mediator as a process manager only. According to this school of mediation, facilitators should not get involved by giving their view on the outcome of the […]

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