Can, and should, the courts force parties into ADR?
11th May 2020Mediation is designed to be a voluntary process that requires all participants to be willing to reach a settlement. But are there situations where courts could or even should force unwilling parties to mediate?
This article written by mediator Charles Gordon examines recent cases in which the courts made decisions regarding alternative dispute resolution.
Mediate before you litigate!
29th April 2020"Mediate before you litigate!" demands Tom Thomas ODE, the Deputy Chair of the Civil Mediation Council, in this interesting article. While many peoples the first urge might be to take their dispute to court, this often costs the disputants a lot of time, energy and productivity. They are faced with high litigation costs while the underlying issues remain unresolved.
National Mediation Awards
27th April 2020In our uncertain world, mediation has never been more important. Together with the College of Mediators, we are delighted to recognise and showcase the talent available and launch the National Mediation Awards 2020.
Results – CMC Board Election 2020
7th April 2020The election for two new CMC board members closed on Monday, 30th March and the results have now been independently verified.
Coronavirus – A Letter from the CMC Chair to Members
31st March 2020It goes without saying that we currently find ourselves in extremely difficult times with unwelcome constraints, both personally and professionally. The mediation community is no exception.
2020 Election to CMC Board of Directors
16th March 2020Voting opens today (16 March) for the 2020 election to the CMC Board of Directors.
Nominations Open for Election to CMC Board
25th February 2020Nominations for election to CMC Board can be made until 6th March.
Sir David Foskett’s Address to the Standing Conference of Mediation Advocates
4th December 2019Sir David Foskett, Chair of the CMC, was pleased to be asked to deliver an address to the Standing Conference of Mediation Avocates on 3rd December 2019. The text of his address is below.
Mediation Awareness Week
10th October 2019Sir David Foskett's introduction to London Mediators' Day 2019, which launched Mediation Awareness Week.
CMC Annual Conference 2019 – Tickets Sold Out
7th October 2019Tickets for the CMC's Annual Conference are now sold out. If you would like to add your name to the waiting list in case a ticket becomes available, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.