7 November 2003
The First Mediators' Congress - Thursday 20 November 2003 'Accelerating the impact of mediation'
The experience of CEDR (the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution) shows that the mediation market continues to grow at least 20 per cent per annum. Anecdotal evidence from other practitioners suggests that they too are experiencing renewed interest in the use of mediation.
CEDR is creating the first ever forum for the field as a whole to debate critical questions so that the industry can work together to shape and protect the future growth of mediation practice
The Congress includes:
- Findings from the most comprehensive survey to-date of the views of those practicing mediation.
- Feedback from CEDR's unique client feedback system on the views of mediation.
- A report from David Lammy MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary at the Department for Constitutional Affairs, on the Government's latest thinking on mediation usage.
- A judicial debate on mandatory mediations with views from the Court of Appeal, Arnhem, Netherlands who successfully implemented such a scheme.
- A look at what happened in the US to the process, the legal system and the mediators.
- A view from four major users of mediation as to how providers and mediators might accelerate the use of mediation across all sectors.
- How European initiatives may impact on the UK.
Notes to editors
CEDR (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 the judicial system. CEDR Mediator Accreditation is recognised as an international standard.
CEDR Solve, the UK's leading commercial mediation provider, is CEDR's dispute resolution and prevention service and has managed over 5,000 mediation referrals covering every industry sector and a wide-ranging cross section of disputes and case values. Types of disputes mediated include construction, insurance and reinsurance, medical negligence and personal injury, professional negligence, defamation and employment. Case studies are available on CEDR Solve's website - www.cedr-solve.com.
Further information / address details:
Please contact Lisa Watson, PR & Public Affairs
CEDR/CEDR Solve, Exchange Tower, 1 Harbour Exchange Square, London E14 9GB
Tel: +44 (0)20 7536 6000
Fax: +44 (0)20 7536 6001