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.


Designing your Conference

We have a very short questionnaire to collect your needs and interests for the 2017 Annual Conference. Please take 5 minutes to have your say.

Create your own user feedback survey

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

Our congratulations to the CMC Workplace and Employment Group, Iconic Media, our Registrar and Chair of the Communications Committee for a terrific event.

CMC Conference demonstrates mediation is a ‘real life’ solution for workplace conflicts.

It was standing-room only at the Civil Mediation Council (CMC) workplace mediation conference - Save Time, Save Money, Save Stress: Make Mediation Work for You - held in the Old Library of Lloyd’s of London on February 1st. The conference set out to show how delegates could convince employers to use mediation as an integrated part of their conflict resolution offer. The size and profile of the audience signals an accelerated demand for practical understanding of the benefits of mediation for businesses.

Professor Paul Latreille, Deputy Pro-Vice Chancellor for Learning & Teaching, Sheffield University provided data through interactive audience. The poll revealed that nearly three-quarters (71%) of the senior-level delegates were from the private sector. The demand for practical help was equally clear – nearly 4 in 5 (78%) had been aware of or experienced workplace conflict over the previous year. The top 3 costs of workplace conflict identified by the poll were 1) the damaging impact on management time (37%), 2) reduced engagement and performance among parties in conflict (24%) and 3) the costs of absenteeism (14%).

You can view the full press release text in News


Members and visitors may be interested in the recent 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