Mediators

Investor-State mediations: new mediator competency criteria released

The International Mediation Institute (IMI) has published "Competency Criteria for Investor-State Mediators", designed to assist with the selection of suitable mediators for disputes involving private sector entities and States. The Criteria have been prepared in response to that fact that, while a pool of … Continue reading

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UK: CEDR launches seventh biennial Mediation Audit

The Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR) is inviting interested parties in the UK to take part in its Mediation Audit 2016.   The audit, run in conjunction with the Civil Mediation Council, is the seventh audit that CEDR has conducted in the last 14 years.  … Continue reading

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Updated CEDR model documents and rules

The Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR) has updated all of its main model mediation documents and rules.  The updated documents are available on the CEDR website here (requiring free registration). They include: ADR contract clauses Mediation Procedure Mediation Agreement Settlement Agreement Tomlin … Continue reading

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UK: New ADR service for costs disputes

The Association of Costs Lawyers (ACL) has launched an ADR service dedicated to the resolution of costs disputes.  The service, which will initially be limited to mediation, will be provided by a panel of eight mediators, including former Senior Costs Judge Peter … Continue reading

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New Singapore mediation institute launched

On 5 November,  the Singapore International Mediation Institute (SIMI) was officially launched by Singapore’s Senior Minister for Law and Education, who described mediation as the “third jewel” in the crown of Singapore’s legal services landscape, alongside arbitration and international litigation. SIMI, which has … Continue reading

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Landmark convention in London produces new data on what corporate users need from ADR

Herbert Smith Freehills was pleased to be the principal sponsor of a major convention held at the London Guildhall on 29 October on ‘Shaping the Future of International Dispute Resolution’. The occasion brought together over 150 leading stakeholders involved in ADR from over … Continue reading

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Updated CEDR model mediation documents

The Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR) has for the first time simultaneously updated all of its main model mediation documents and rules. The updated documents, available on the CEDR website here, include: Model ADR contract clauses Model Mediation Agreement … Continue reading

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UK mediation market growing at rate of 9% per year: CEDR Mediation Audit results released

The Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR) has just released the results of its Mediation Audit 2014, based on a survey of practising mediators as well as a survey of lawyers who use mediation. The audit, which is run in conjunction with … Continue reading

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Permission to appeal granted where trial arguably unfair as a result of judge acting as “mediator”

In a short judgment dated 11 December 2012 which is yet to be formally published, the Court of Appeal granted a claimant permission to appeal on the basis that his trial was arguably unfair.  The main ground of the claimant’s appeal in Watson … Continue reading

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Herbert Smith Freehills launches Practical Guide to Mediation

In response to client demand, Herbert Smith Freehills has published its A practical guide to mediation. This is a simple guide to the mediation process and what to expect on the day, including a useful flow chart. It is intended principally for non-legal … Continue reading

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