Thursday 8th March marks International Women’s Day, a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women and marking a call-to-action for accelerating gender parity. In line with this and our awareness of the importance of diversity, CEDR has signed up to the ‘Inclusive Culture Pledge’ launched by the EW Group, to […]
Today there are more businesses than ever using mediation to resolve their disputes. The mediation market is constantly growing there are now well over 10,000 mediations taking place annually (more if you include small claims run through schemes for businesses) in England and Wales – according to CEDR’s Mediation Audit. With over 300 mediators registered […]
“When you go will you send back, A letter from America?” The title lyrics to the hit Proclaimers song captures how my career and work in Europe and the UK has drawn on experience and lessons from the USA; something I reflected on recently while in Boston. With 2017 marking the bicentennial of Harvard Law […]
I have had lawyers say to me: “We don’t need to mediate; we know how to negotiate.” This seems like a more extreme version of “We can settle cases ourselves at Joint Settlement Meeting (JSM) and mediation doesn’t add anything.” It misses a major option for negotiators. Increasing the options Some cases can be resolved […]
If it is true that (in Europe) all roads lead to Rome then might it also be true that in commercial mediation all Mediators ‘lead’ to Settlement? Frivolity aside, the idea of a mediator ‘leading’ parties to a settlement might be unsettlingly too directive in style for many. However, the mediator in reality does guide […]
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