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From 16-22 October 2009 the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR), recognised internationally for its Mediator Skills Training, will be offering its first course in the Middle East, in association with the new Civil and Commercial Court of the Qatar Financial Centre in Doha.

Recent years have seen a rapid upsurge in interest in alternative dispute resolution throughout the Gulf region, with many of the leading business centres now establishing their own arbitration/mediation bodies. New institutions have emerged in Dubai and Bahrain, whilst in Doha CEDR is working with the new Civil and Commercial Court to include mediation with in its service offering.

As commercial arbitration in the Gulf Region has already experienced significant growth, CEDR expects mediation to follow suit as it offers a flexible fast track route towards settling disputes -- in days rather than months or years, thus saving vital management time and enabling complex projects to remain on track.

CEDR's Mediator Skills Training provides an opportunity to explore the potential for mediating commercial disputes; and those achieving CEDR Mediator Accreditation will be ideally placed to play a key role in the development of this emerging field, throughout the Gulf. This is a five-day programme of comprehensive tuition in effective dispute resolution where participants are trained in the skills required for effective mediation of commercial disputes and assessed for CEDR Accreditation, widely recognised as a standard of excellence.

Speaking of the move, CEDR’s Director of Consultancy, Graham Massie, said “This growth in interest in effective dispute resolution brings with it an increased demand for qualified and experienced dispute resolution professionals, both to act as mediators and to assist their organisations or clients in achieving maximum value from the process. This course, the first time CEDR training has been made available in the region, offers Gulf-based professionals the opportunity the receive training and assessment for CEDR Accredited Mediator status, and thereby to become one of the pioneers in this emerging field of dispute resolution within the region.”


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About CEDR

The Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution is the leader in the development of neutral-assisted dispute resolution. It is an independent 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. CEDR Mediator Accreditation is recognised as an international standard.

For further information please contact:

CEDR - Andy Rogers, +44(0)20 7536 6044,

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