2012 Games prompts mediation groups’ tie-up

Former Court of Appeal judge Sir Philip Otton of 20 Essex Street is to chair a new construction mediation panel following the merger of two mediation groups.

ResoLex and Construction Contracts Mediators Group (CCMG) have merged to create ResoLex CCMG Panel.

The linkup comes as the construction industry is inundated with work due to the 2012 Olympics – both for the Games themselves and in redeveloping the surrounding areas.

The new panel offers 25 specialist mediators from various disciplines across the construction industry.

John Wright, the outgoing chair of CCMG and a partner at Lane & Partners, said the mediation industry had grown and matured considerably since CCMG was established in 2000.

On the merger, he said: “It’s a very natural fit and a common sense move for both parties.”