Disputes body expands its ranks

The Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR) has expanded its direct access panel to 50 mediators, with 16 new members.

The CEDR Solve direct panel, which already boasts members including former Lord Chief Justice Lord Woolf and ex-Court of Appeal judge Sir Henry Brooke, have seen City lawyers from DLA Piper, Lovells and Norton Rose come on board.

CEDR Solve provides direct access to mediators meaning clients do not have to go through a third party.

The body’s chief executive Karl MacKie said the rapid expansion of the direct panel since its launch 18 months ago is a testament to the importance of alternative dispute resolution in civil justice.

“This service has been increasingly successful, as CEDR Solve has responded to the legal market’s requirement for direct access to quality mediators,” said MacKie.

The new members add to the panel’s breadth of experience, including a wide range of commercial sectors including construction, employment, insurance, IP, IT and personal injury.


Jeremy Connell, sole practitioner
Michael Cover, Charles Russell
Alan Jacobs, DLA Piper
Paul Johnson, Kings Chambers
Lawrence Kershen, sole practitioner
Adrian Llewelyn-Evans, Burgess Salmon
Ian Lowe, Nabarro
Michael Ord, Eversheds
Jane Player, Bird & Bird
John Price, sole practitioner
Jason Reeves, Clausen Miller
Joseph Shammah, Shammah Nicolas
Felicity Steadman, sole practitioner
Joseph Tirado, Norton Rose
Steven Williams, Nabarro
Andrew Williamson, sole practitioner