Wragge & Co senior litigation partner Andrew Manning-Cox has been appointed as a non-executive director at the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (Cedr)
Lovells litigation partner Patrick Sherrington will join him on the board. The appointments are on a part-time, non-remunerative basis, but are fairly prestigious. The new non-executive directors will oversee Cedr's strategic development and will sit on the 22-strong board. Cedr was formed just 10 years ago, but the not-for-profit organisation is now the UK's leading provider of alternative dispute resolution and is backed by the Confederation of British Industry. Manning-Cox is the joint head of Wragges' litigation practice and has been Cedr-accredited since 1997. He said: "Mediation is now part of the wallpaper in any litigation practice. Since the Woolf reforms, you have to know as much as possible about it." Manning-Cox said:"The main reason for doing it is that you have to give something back to an organisation that so far has proved to be a very good idea." He will continue to work full time in Wragges' litigation department. Cedr's chief executive Karl Mackie said: "Andrew's experience will inform our overall strategy and his regional perspective will strengthen our commitment to deliver effective national impact."