UK commercial mediation market grows 20% – CEDR mediation audit results published

Jan O’Neill
Professional Support Lawyer, London

 

The Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR) has released the results of its Mediation Audit 2018, based on a survey of practising mediators in the UK. (The results of parallel surveys of lawyer attitudes to mediation, and of US practitioners’ views, are to be published separately).

The audit is the eighth biennial survey CEDR has conducted in the last 16 years (in conjunction with the Civil Mediation Council).  The 2018 audit received 336 responses from UK mediators.

While it is important to bear in mind the empirical limitations of such reviews based on survey responses from a sample of market participants, the audit does indicate a number of interesting trends in civil and commercial mediation in the UK.  CEDR’s key findings from the responses include: Continue reading

CEDR Mediation Audit results published

The Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR) has released the results of its Mediation Audit 2016, based on a survey of practising mediators in the UK.   (The results of a parallel survey of lawyer attitudes to mediation are to be published separately).

The audit is the seventh biennial survey CEDR has conducted in the last 14 years (in conjunction with the Civil Mediation Council).  The 2016 audit received 319 eligible responses from mediators. 

While it is important to bear in mind the empirical limitations of such reviews based on survey responses from a sample of market participants, the audit does highlight a number of interesting trends in civil and commercial mediation in the UK.    CEDR’s key findings from the responses include:

  • the current size of the civil and commercial mediation market in England & Wales is estimated at approximately 10,000 cases per annum (5.2% more than the 9,500 cases estimated in 2014)

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