The service applies to claims brought before the Central London County Court which were allocated to a multi-track approach.
Unless a judge directs otherwise, the parties in such cases will be notified by the Court that the use of the Scheme should be seriously considered.
Mediation under this service is voluntary but parties may be required to justify to the Court their decision not to attempt mediation at subsequent court hearings.
The appointed mediator will bring the parties together to try to reach a settlement. If there is a settlement, the case will not go back to the Court. Following the mediation, CEDR will contact the parties in order to obtain feedback on the process and will also correspond with the Court throughout as appropriate.
Mediations under this service are time-limited to 3-hours and take place at the court premises from 5pm-8pm during weekdays
Upon receipt of fully completed application form CEDR will:
You can apply to use the CLCC service through the CEDR case management system:
Apply to use the CLCC Mediation Scheme
Once you’ve been accepted, here’s how it works:
The cost of a mediation under the scheme is £540.00 (£450+VAT) per party.
This fee covers:
Each party must pay the fee in advance. There is no provision for additional mediation time under the service; once the three hours of mediation time is expended the mediation will come to an end.
CEDR has developed a specialist mediator panel for this service. The CLCC Mediator Panel is managed by CEDR's Director of Dispute Resolution Services, Lauren McGuirl, with the decision on applications to join the panel ultimately taken by the Court itself.
Lauren ensures that the CLCC Panel has sufficient numbers of accredited mediators with expertise that is relevant to the different types of claims that are referred for mediation. CEDR also reports on the operation of the scheme to the Court on a regular basis.