At a launch event on 29 January 2020, the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR) released updates to its ADR and mediation documents.

In a press release (available here), CEDR identified that the key drivers for the updates included the signing of the Singapore Convention in August 2019, the need for a holistic approach to the standards expected from mediators, the reaffirmed importance of ADR triggering clauses, and the need to ensure best practice after the end of a mediation.

The updated documents included:

  • ADR Contract Clauses
  • ADR Notice
  • Mediation Procedure
  • Mediation Agreement
  • Settlement Agreement
  • Tomlin Order
  • Code of Conduct for Third Party neutrals

CEDR also issued a note on the Singapore Convention and the significance of the convention for lawyers. The note and all updated CEDR documents are available on CEDR’s website here.