Head of CEDR Foundation
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Frederick is a Negotiation Consultant, Head of the CEDR Foundation, CEDR-accredited mediator and trainer.
As a negotiation consultant, Frederick is in charge of strategy for all of CEDR’s negotiation training. As well as managing CEDR’s flagship negotiation course, Advanced Negotiation Skills, Frederick also manages CEDR’s bespoke and in-house negotiation courses and develops negotiation thought leadership. Frederick has organised the National Student Negotiation Competition for England and Wales since 2016, in which each year 70 teams of law students compete to be National champion.
Frederick is also Manager of the CEDR Foundation, CEDR’s charitable and research arm. In this role, Frederick is in charge of the development of all of the Foundation’s projects and activities, both carrying out his own research as well as supporting other staff members in their specific Foundation-based projects. Projects which Frederick has managed include: developing a training programme for Board members of emerging economies about Corporate Governance disputes; improving international standards for ADR training; and working on methods of improving the use of ADR skills for young and emerging leaders. In 2015, following work carried out on reforming the Public Inquiry process, Frederick co-wrote CEDR’s book “Setting up and Running a Public Inquiry: Guidance for Chairs & Commissioning Bodies” with Dr Karl Mackie CBE, Chief Executive of CEDR.
Frederick also works as a CEDR mediator, joining the CEDR panel in 2014. He regularly mediates on civil and commercial cases, as well as conducting conciliations for the Funeral industry and adjudications for the postal and telecommunications industries.
Finally, Frederick is a trainer in negotiation skills, conflict management, law for non-lawyers, and mediation advocacy skills trainers for lawyers. He also regularly speaks on behalf of CEDR at conferences and seminars and contributes to blogs, journals and writing.
Frederick originally read English at the University of Cambridge before taking an MA in American Studies at King’s College London. He then converted to the law, taking the Bar Professional Training Course in London and was called as a barrister at Middle Temple in 2012.
Prior to joining CEDR full-time in June 2013, Frederick worked as the Cases Manager for TWG Ltd, a company providing medico-legal support to doctors on specialist schemes facing litigation, and as a Duty Adviser at Willesden County Court where he defended clients facing home repossession hearings.
Frederick is a trustee for Access All Areas, a performance arts theatre charity for adults with learning disabilities based in Hackney.