11 Jan 2011
CEDR Director, Tony Allen, wins top mediation prize as CEDR announce a change of his focus
CEDR is delighted that at the end of 2010 its Director of 10 years, Tony Allen, was awarded the Civil Mediation Council’s Lord Slynn Memorial Prize. The announcement of Tony winning the Slynn Prize of 2010 coincides with Tony’s decision to step down as a Director of CEDR to concentrate on his mediation practice, he will however become a Senior Consultant to the organisation.
Sir Henry Brooke and Tony Allen
Tony Allen, a solicitor from Sussex who has become one of the best-known and respected personal injury mediators in the United Kingdom, won the award for his numerous articles on mediation published across the legal, national and international press, for his work with the judiciary and as a mediation trainer, both in the UK and overseas. The prize was announced at the Civil Mediation Council AGM on 15th December by the chair, Sir Henry Brooke, who spoke of Tony Allen’s dedication and his enormous contribution to the field of mediation.
Speaking on the news and Tony’s change of focus, CEDR Chief Executive, Karl Mackie, said “Tony has made a truly important impact both on the advancement of commercial mediation in the world and on the success of CEDR as an organisation. We are incredibly grateful to him for his work with us and are very pleased that he will continue to have an advisory role with CEDR and will remain a lead member of CEDR's training faculty and of CEDR Solve's dedicated mediator chambers.”
Tony Allen became a CEDR accredited mediator in 1996 and joined the CEDR Training Faculty a year later. After over twenty-five years as senior litigation partner of Bunkers, an eight-partner firm of solicitors in Brighton and Hove, Tony joined CEDR full-time in April 2000. While a practising solicitor, his main areas of work during a wide-ranging legal career were personal injury claims for both claimants and defendants, and also professional and clinical negligence. Since 1999, the Chambers directory has featured Tony in successive editions as a leader in his field, and has rated him “clearly the best mediator in the UK for personal injury and clinical negligence”.
Notes to Editors
CEDR is a not-for-profit body, founded in 1990, that campaigns for better resolution of disputes and management of conflicts. The CEDR Foundation promotes awareness of the need for more effective dialogue and how to achieve it. CEDR's commercial arm comprises:
CEDR Solve: Europe's largest independent major alternative dispute resolution service, which to date has helped over 40,000 parties in commercial disputes,
CEDR Skills: The leading negotiation and conflict management trainer, internationally acclaimed for its Mediator Skills Training of over 6000 mediators. It also consults on Civil Justice reform around the world and helps businesses develop conflict management systems.
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Andy Rogers, CEDR,
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