CEDR accreditation is the first step toward becoming a CEDR Panel Mediator.  CEDR is always on the lookout for talented CEDR accredited mediators to join our:

  • Mediator Development Programme – promising CEDR accredited mediators who receive career development support through a process of observations, early experience, and mentoring before considering them for the CEDR Panel.
  • Mediator Panel – experienced mediators who work closely with CEDR to provide high quality service as mediators and facilitators.

Please review the requirements and process before applying for consideration during our annual review process.

Each year CEDR invite 2-3 candidates to join the Mediator Development Programme.  More information on the CEDR Mediator Development Programme can be found here.

All applicants must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • CEDR Accreditation
    • All CEDR Mediators have successfully completed either:
      • The CEDR Commercial Mediator Skills Training; or
      • The CEDR Employment and Workplace Mediator Skills Training.
  • Mediation Experience and Civil Mediation Council Requirements:
    • Conducted or observed at least 2 mediations; and
    • Undertaken at least 6 hours of mediation-specific CPD every 12 months.
  • Insurance
    • Covered with a Professional Indemnity Insurance of at least £1M.

We want to ensure that our clients receive the best service for the resolution of their disputes. Therefore, we work hard to ensure that mediators appointed to a CEDR Panel are of the highest quality, complying with the following requirements:

All applicants must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • CEDR Accreditation
    • All CEDR Mediators have successfully completed either:
      • The CEDR Commercial Mediator Skills Training; or
      • The CEDR Employment and Workplace Mediator Skills Training.
  • Mediation Experience and Compliance with Civil Mediation Council Requirements:
    • Conducted or observed at least 10 mediations; and
    • Undertaken at least 6 hours of mediation-specific CPD every 12 months.
  • Insurance
    • Covered with a Professional Indemnity Insurance of at least £1M.

Diversity

It is crucial our mediators are representative of the parties they provide mediations to, and that our clients can select from a diverse panel. We are committed to continuing to develop diversity within our panel, with a goal to have our panel representative of the general population in terms of age, gender and ethnicity by 2025.

Application Process & Timings for both the Panel and the Mediator Development Programme

Step 1:
Apply using the form above with an accompanying CV before 12 August 2022.  Ensure that you meet the requirements set out above. 

Step 2:
All applications are reviewed by the Mediator Development Manager and the Director of Commercial Disputes for mediation experience and panel suitability based on client needs.

Step 3:
Invitations for interview are extended to a select number of successful candidates no later than 9 September 2022.

Step 4:
Invitations to join either the Panel or the Mediator Development Programme are extended to successful candidates no later than 30 September 2022.

Step 5:
Accepted mediators go through an onboarding process which includes a mentored first mediation.

Applications received after 12 August 2022 will be considered for the 2023 Panel application process. 

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