Central London County Court
CEDR is authorised by the Ministry of Justice to administer the Central London County Court Mediation Pilot Scheme (the Scheme). The Pilot applies to claims brought before the Central London County Court which have been allocated to the Multi-Track.
Unless a judge directs otherwise, the parties in such cases will be notified by the Court that the use of the Scheme should be seriously considered.
Mediation under the pilot is voluntary but parties may be required to justify to the Court their decision not to attempt mediation at subsequent court hearings. The appointed mediator will bring the parties together to try to reach a settlement. If there is a settlement, the case will not go back to the Court.
Upon receipt of fully completed application form CEDR will:
- Appoint a mediator from the Panel. Selection will be made on a rota basis with mediators selected subject to consideration of the case summary provided by the Parties and the expertise details we hold for the Panel Members.
- CEDR will write to all parties confirming:
- The date of the mediation
- Venue (most likely to be the Royal Courts of Justice in most cases)
- The name of the mediator appointed (with a copy of their CV)
- We will provide the parties and the mediator with all the necessary administrative assistance to set up the mediation.
- Following the mediation CEDR will contact the parties in order to obtain feedback on the process and will also correspond with the Court throughout as appropriate.
- The cost of a mediation under Court Pilot is £540.00 (£450+VAT) per party.
- This fee covers
- Up to 3-hours of mediation time
- Mediator preparation and expenses
- Venue costs
- CEDR's administrative costs.
- Each party must pay the fee in advance.
- There is no provision for additional mediation time under the Scheme, once the three hours of mediation time is expended the mediation will come to an end.
Download the Central London County Court Mediation booking form.
Panel and Scheme Management
The mediator panel will consist of mediators from the CEDR Mediator Panel for the first six months of operation with mediators form other mediator providers (not just CEDR) expected to join in 2018. The Panel is managed by CEDR's Director of Dispute Resolution Services, John Munton, with the decision on applications to join the panel ultimately taken by the Court itself. John ensures that the Panel has sufficient numbers of accredited mediators with expertise that is relevant to the different types of claims that are referred for mediation. He also reports on the operation of the Pilot to the Court on a regular basis.
- Beverly Vara
- Duncan Campbell
- Laurence Cobb
- John Fordham
- Mandy Lenton
- Tim Hardy