12 Dec 2003
CEDR announces fifth Awards for Excellence in ADR
CEDR has announced the launch of its fifth Awards for Excellence in ADR with the aim of acknowledging leaders in the field. The Awards have been expanded in recognition of the growth of the field.
There are seven award categories including industry, professions, public sector, best-designed court-based scheme and best article on ADR. Each year CEDR will be targeting a specific area of mediation practice to bring it to greater prominence. This year CEDR has decided to highlight the field of personal injury mediation. For the first time DLA are sponsoring a Personal Injury Insurers’ Award for the insurer who has made the most significant contribution to personal injury mediation. An award for the young person who has contributed most to ADR in a particular case or activity has also been introduced and will become a permanent memorial to a prominent CEDR mediator and trainer, the late Tony Curtis.
The awards panel, chaired by Lord Justice Brooke and including members from all sectors, will look at how each entrant demonstrates the competencies set out in the assessment criteria, which can be downloaded from CEDR’s website at www.cedr.co.uk/awards/.
The closing date for entries is 31 March 2004. Short-listed entrants will be notified on 10 May 2004 and winners will be announced at an event in early June 2004.
Notes to editors
CEDR (the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution) is a non-profit organisation. Its mission is to encourage cost effective dispute prevention and dispute resolution in commercial and public sector disputes and in civil litigation. CEDR operates in the UK and internationally and has been instrumental in helping to bring ADR into the heart of business practice and into the judicial system.
Previous winners of the 2000 CEDR Awards were Hammonds Solicitors, BNFL and the Independent Housing Ombudsman Scheme. CMS Cameron McKenna was given a runner-up award. The Planning Inspectorate and the Dispute Resolution Centre (Kenya) received special commendations.
The awards panel is to be chaired by Lord Henry Brooke.
Further information and the criteria for the CEDR Awards for Excellence in ADR 2004 can be found at www.cedr.co.uk/awards/
For further information please contact:
Telephone:020 7536 6000