Civil Mediation Council
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The Civil Mediation Council is the recognised authority in the country for all matters related to civil, commercial, workplace and other non-family mediation.

This site is intended to assist members access professional information and visitors to learn about mediation, the CMC, and how to join.


Workplace Event - West Midlands 19 October 2017

Tickets available for the West Midlands Workplace Event - 19 October 2017

more details and booking here

Your Membership in 2017

As a member, you have the opportunity to shape the future direction of CMCL.

We encourage all mediation providers and practising mediators to sign up to the registration schemes and become a Registered Mediation Provider (RMP) or a CMC Registered Mediator.

The recent NHS Litigation Authority tender for mediation services awarded on 5th December 2016 required all mediators to be CMC Registered thereby demonstrating the value of Registered Mediator membership.

The Trustees of CMC are delighted to see the NHSLA's endorsement of the CMC Registration Scheme by requiring those servicing the new contract to be CMC Registered Mediators.

We expect other public bodies to follow suit especially in the light of recommendations made by Lord Justice Briggs in his Civil Courts Structure Review - Final Report published in July 2016.

Membership Costs:

For Mediation Providers: including the membership fee £600 (£500 plus VAT)

For Individual Mediators: £180 (£150 plus VAT). 

For Individual Mediators registering via a Registered Mediation Provider: £120 (£100 plus VAT).

And we are pleased to introduce a Young Professional category at £30 (£25 plus VAT) which is for those under 30 years old which they can enjoy for 2 years before transitioning to full membership.

We are confident that CMC Registered Mediation Provider and CMC Registered Mediator status will quickly be seen by mediation users as a recognised badge of approval and a mark of quality assurance when searching for a suitable mediator.

In 2017 your membership contribution will mean we can do more, faster. 

  • develop, host and maintain the web site as the first port of call for information on mediation for individuals and organisations
  • subsidise educational events for different sectors
  • subsidise the CMC Conference to make it accessible to practitioners and end users across the full spectrum of mediation
  • contribute to essential marketing and communications activities to promote mediation as the first resort.
  • producing information to support the increased use of mediation, especially Online Dispute Resolution, as part of the proposed new Civil Court Structure.

When choosing a mediator or mediation provider, make sure you chose one that is CMC Registered. You can search our membership database and verify registration. 

Links to details and forms are below and can also be found on the ‘Reference’ page of this website.

Organisation Membership and CMC Registered Mediation Provider details

Individual Membership and CMC Registered Mediator details

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The CMC Annual Conference Mediation in Uncertain Times: Justice, Fairness and Responsibility was held on 16 May in Birmingham. For those of you who missed this event you can view a taster on our new YouTube channel from Catherine Anderson and Dr Sue Prince.

Dr Prince will be speaking in more detail about mandatory mediation at the CMC Academic Conference in London on 13 October 2017

Further clips will be available shortly.

Implementing Workplace Mediation Schemes

Catherine Anderson talks about the London Borough of Newham's experience of introducing an internal mediation scheme.

View on CMC's Youtube channel

Call for Papers - CMC Academic Conference 13 October 2017 London

Compulsory Mediation in the Civil Courts: Opportunity or Threat?

If you are interested in delivering a paper, please submit your abstract by midnight on 10th July. Papers should be planned to last no longer than 20 minutes with 10 minutes for questions. All abstracts should be a maximum of 300 words and must be submitted to: registrar [at] civilmediation [dot] org

The conference is jointly presented by Civil Mediation Council and Family Mediation Council


Members and visitors may be interested in the meeting of the All Party Parliamentary Group on ADR which took place on 31 January 2017. This session provided an overview of public sector ADR, current trends in the sector and how these forms of ADR relate to each other and the courts.

A recording of the meeting is available on YouTube