12 Sep 2011
Irish demand for services sees launch of CEDR Ireland
Today the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR) announces the creation of a new operational base in Ireland to benefit its growing mediation marketplace, in particular as a response to the increasing frequency of local requests for CEDR´s dispute resolution services, in addition to its training.
CEDR has long been regarded as the leading international trainer of mediators and, through its CEDR Solve dispute resolution service, as the largest independent (Alternative Dispute Resolution) ADR provider in Europe. It now adds to its leadership by opening CEDR Ireland a cross-border initiative set up to address the growing demand for ADR in the Irish Republic and Northern Ireland as an alternative to resolving commercial disputes in the courts.
Although in the process of opening CEDR Ireland, with a panel of 28 mediators, CEDR has already successfully mediated 30 commercial disputes to date, ranging from construction to farming and finance to technology. Based at the Ormond Building with its dedicated ADR facilities centre, Ormond Meeting Rooms, and close to Dublin's Four Courts, CEDR Ireland will continue to offer CEDR´s regular training courses around Ireland, where it has been active as a training provider for many years, accrediting 350 mediators across the South and North to date. It will use Dublin as a further base for cross-border cases and in addition to providing mediation for high value claims (in excess of €1 million) CEDR is also launching its small claims services, Mediation 125 and Arbitration 125, for the Irish market for claims under €125,000 (or £125,000 in Northern Ireland).
The launch of CEDR Ireland will be formally marked by an event for the legal community on the evening of 18th October 2011 at the Ormond Meeting Rooms in Dublin, preceded on the 17th by a formal reception at the British Embassy to help introduce businesses unfamiliar with commercial mediation to the concept.
"Having worked for so many years across Ireland, CEDR is delighted that Irish businesses and people, whether in the South or North, can know if they are involved in disputes that they can always gain access to a mediator of the highest quality," said Karl Mackie CBE, CEDR Chief Executive, "CEDR's approach to quality in both its dispute resolution services and training means we have developed effective dispute resolution for today's business disputes. We look forward to making our new home at the Ormond Building in the heart of Dublin's legal district."
The news also comes as CEDR prepares to launch a new office in Hong Kong that will service the Asia Pacific region and a new base in Doha will address needs in the Middle East. The openings come as response to the increasing frequency of local requests for CEDR´s dispute resolution services, in addition to its training in mediation and conflict management. www.cedrsolve.ie
Notes to Editors:
The Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution is the leader in the development of neutral-assisted dispute resolution. It is a non-profit organisation and its mission is to encourage and develop 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 mediation into the heart of business practice and into judicial systems. CEDR Mediator Accreditation is recognised as an international standard.
In 2011 CEDR became part of the Northern Irish Mediation Council and Gregory Hunt, Director of CEDR Solve, became a Council Member of the Irish Commercial Mediators Association.
CEDR Solve, Europe’s leading commercial mediation provider, is CEDR’s dispute resolution and prevention service and has managed over 16,000 dispute cases covering every industry sector and a wide-raging cross section of disputes and case values. More information is available on CEDR’s websites www.cedrsolve.ie and www.cedr.com.
Ormond Meeting Rooms (OMR) was founded in 2009 and is Ireland's first dedicated ADR Centre. Based in the Ormond Building in proximity to the Four Courts, OMR offers all required facilities and services for carrying out dispute resolution in a fresh, modern environment. The building is designed specifically for purpose, with flexible room layouts, high acoustic reduction measures and is fully accessible for all users. A dedicated Centre Manager, supported by an experienced team, is on hand to ensure all client expectations are exceeded from initial enquiry stage through to conclusion of the process, however long or late that may be. OMR provides a full catering service and a range of in-house secretarial services including the provision of their own full Stenography service for arbitrations and legal disputes - see www.omr.ie.
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