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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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Don’t let development of the rail network freeze-over

Don’t let development of the rail network freeze-over

By Ranse Howell, Mediator and Consultant, CEDR Skills Britain’s approach to railway investment and strategy is likely to continue to be problematic and a source of polarised views.  Last week the UK’s Department for Transport announced an £8 billion investment to be spent on electrification and new carriages.  This is similar to a plan that […]

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In defence of the difficult conversation – but not at any cost

In defence of the difficult conversation – but not at any cost

by Andy Rogers, Associate Director and Mediator, CEDR There has been an interesting response from certain quarters of the media over the announcement last Friday on expenditure by the Cabinet Office, at the heart of UK Government, which included staff training in ‘difficult conversations’. The ‘difficult conversations’ item was picked out probably for a couple […]

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Living through a demerger – what difficult conversations lie around the corner for Fiat?

Living through a demerger – what difficult conversations lie around the corner for Fiat?

By Andy Rogers, Associate Director & Mediator, CEDR The rationale for a demerger can often be very strong and for an organisation that has very different component parts, splitting to concentrate on those separate areas can be a highly effective move. The news that such a move by Sergio Marchionne is imminent for Fiat, splitting […]

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Want you back for good?

Want you back for good?

by Graham Massie, Director of Consultancy and Mediator, CEDR The recent completion of the reunion of Nineties teen idols Take That after their 1996 split is a poignant reminder of the value of long term relationships and how hard they can be to revive once we let them slip into disrepair. Consider the comments of […]

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