Last night CEDR, Europe’s largest independent ADR (Alternative Dispute Resolution) organisation, launched the 2018 updates of all of its rules and main model mediation documents at a special event in London, hosted by Herbert Smith Freehills LLP.
Every year CEDR updates its free model mediation documents, as a part of its not-for-profit mission, to reflect best practice and the changing requirements for mediation. When updating the 2018 rules, CEDR used its knowledge of the 7,000 disputes it handles annually for all ADR processes and in particular the 400 ‘major case’ mediations where the average quantum of claim is well over £1 million.
As a result, CEDR’s Model Documents and ADR Contract Clauses are the most influential and frequently used ADR clauses in the field, with a combined 20,000 downloads from the CEDR website each year.
This year, following the annual review of mediation cases, CEDR’s Model documents were amended to address...