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Appraisals are dead… Long live crucial conversations

It’s that time of year again… For many, the weeks and months following the holiday season are not a time for forward-looking resolutions. Rather, It’s a period of enforced retrospective involving trawling back over the last 12 months to dredge up evidence which can be applied to some hazy objectives set during an equally stressful […]

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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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Mediators show us the Crack In The Wall that leads to the Secret Garden

In a recent book club novel* I came across a metaphor: “The crack in the wall that leads to the secret garden”. The author was alluding to a person seeing something of another world that provides them with an insight into a crucial issue. In the novel, it is only later the heroine comes to […]

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A different perspective

Wednesday July 15, CEDR heard from Geoff  Sharp, one of the most experienced commercial mediators in New Zealand. He came to speak about the differences in practice and training of mediation between his home country and the Asia-Pacific Region and the United Kingdom. This is a question that has struck him over the years of […]

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Whom to choose when the choices are tough

After a recent military coup attempt, Prime Minister Thomas Thabane has recently returned to Lesotho, where talks thus far between Mr Thabane and his rival, Mothetjoa Metsing have not been successful. Interestingly, these talks have been led by President Jacob Zuma, the leader of South Africa which, along with the US and the UN, has condemned […]

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