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… Read more

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. … Read more

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… Read more

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… Read more

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… Read more

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… Read more

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… Read more

German mediation law comes into force

The German mediation bill has long been a source of debate and disagreement between the German Parliament's two chambers. Indeed, disagreement over the terms of the bill was referred to mediation deploying provisions under the German Constitution providing for resolution by mediation of disputes between the… Read more

Herbert Smith gains two new CEDR-accredited mediators

Gary Milner-Moore and Rupert Shiers, both partners in the Dispute Resolution division, have just become CEDR-accredited mediators. Rupert, who is a partner in the firm's tax disputes practice, undertook the CEDR training in a course specially arranged by CEDR and… Read more

Herbert Smith gains another accredited mediator

In January 2011, David Phillips, a senior associate at Herbert Smith, became a CEDR accredited mediator. David has advised clients on a number of mediations, notably in the energy sector, usually in respect of international disputes and often involving multiple parties. Read more