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CEDR Solve, the dispute resolution services arm of Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution, has just dealt with its 15,000th referred dispute. The milestone case comes almost two decade after CEDR's founding, with the support of the CBI and lawyers committed to creating a new way of resolving disputes in the UK.

Karl Mackie, Chief Executive of CEDR explained, “This is a fantastic achievement and shows the progress that Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) has made in the last two decades and clearly show that it has now become Advanced Dispute Resolution. It is all the more remarkable when one considers that in 1990 there were no cases of mediation or other ADR processes in the UK and numbers only started to significantly increase after the Civil Procedure Rules were introduced in 1999."

Eileen Carroll, Deputy Chief Executive of CEDR added, "For this achievement I would like to pay testimony to the CEDR Solve Case Managers and Client Advisers who over the years have helped literally thousands of parties in dispute and legal teams in the UK, Europe and around the world, some of whom are still with us and others who have gone on to further impressive careers in dispute resolution. What I can assure CEDR Solve’s many clients and members is that we will continue to innovate and improve our quality ADR services to address all areas of need and all sizes of disputes in today’s marketplace.”

Notes to Editors:

CEDR Solve is the UK's leading independent Alternative Dispute Resolution provider and runs Europe’s largest commercial mediation service. CEDR Solve has managed 15,000 disputes covering every industry sector and a wide-ranging cross section of disputes and case values. Case studies are available on CEDR Solve's website -

CEDR is the leader in the development of neutral-assisted dispute resolution. It is a non-profit organisation and its mission is to encourage and develop cost effective dispute prevention and dispute resolution in commercial and public sector disputes and in civil litigation. CEDR operates in the UK and internationally and has been instrumental in helping to bring mediation into the heart of business practice and into the judicial system.

For further information please contact:

Andy Rogers, CEDR, Telephone: +44(0)20 7536 6000, E-mail:

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