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The Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR) has welcomed a bumper intake of new mediators to its independent mediation panel.
A total of 28 mediators, including lawyers, accountants and consultants, have joined the CEDR Solve panel after an intensive selection process. The new mediators include former European Court of Justice judge Sir David Edward QC and the Hong Kong-based president of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Colin Wall.
Others on the panel include Grahame Aldous of 9 Gough Square, Clive Sheldon of 11 King's Bench Walk and Andrew Lancaster, head of dispute resolution at Birmingham firm Anthony Collins Solicitors.
The new batch of mediators increases the number on the CEDR Solve panel by almost a third. Women account for 25 per cent of the panel, compared with figures produced by CEDR in 2005 showing that 17 per cent of all mediators are female.
CEDR chief executive Karl Mackie said the panel reflected the centre's innovation and professionalism.