7 Mar 2007
CEDR Solve open for business on Saturdays
Initially, the new Saturday service will be piloted with a number of mediators, who have volunteered for the pilot, before being rolled out across the whole of the service. The initiative is a first of its kind in the UK and has been launched to allow the service to become more flexible and accommodate growing demand for out-of-hours availability by CEDR clients.
CEDR Solve helps parties to break through stale or deadlocked negotiations and cut the cost of conflict, both direct and indirect. It offers a range of solutions to enable parties to manage conflict, including dispute resolution services, training and consultancy.
Karl Mackie, Chief Executive of CEDR, commented on the new service: “A lot of our clients hold positions of considerable responsibility. Feedback has shown that many, particularly international clients, would often welcome the opportunity to attend mediations outside of normal office hours to avoid taking a day out of their week. We are pleased to accommodate this by offering CEDR Solve services on Saturdays.”
The move by CEDR Solve follows the announcement late last year that in addition to offering clients its select service with a choice of mediators from its qualified panel to best fit each dispute, it now takes direct requests to book specific mediators and also provides an express service for parties that have agreed mediation and want CEDR to be the mediator.