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The Civil Mediation Council is the recognised authority in the country for all matters related to civil, commercial, workplace and other non-family mediation.

This site is intended to assist members access professional information and visitors to learn about the CMC, mediation, and how to join.


CMC to form a Company Limited by Guarantee

At the CMC EGM on 1st May at Linklaters, on the approval of the resolution proposed, Sir Alan said ‘I feel the CMC has now turned a corner, has taken good strides over the past 12 – 18 months, and can now move forward with its solid foundation to become the voice of mediation.’

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EU Directives on Consumer ADR in place by 2015

A European Union (EU) Directive on alternative dispute resolution (ADR) for consumer disputes and an EU Regulation on online dispute resolution (ODR) for consumer disputes were adopted by all EU Member States on 22 April 2013.

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Sir Alan Ward, travels to Athens to promote “peace as the only battle worth fighting”

On Monday 15th December, Sir Alan Ward, Chair of the UK’s Civil Mediation Council, delivers his key note address to Greek judges, lawyers, legal academics and representatives from the Ministry of Justice, at the Acropolis Museum, in Athens

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Peter Harwood, Former Acas Chief Conciliator Awarded 2014 Lord Slynn Prize

Peter Harwood was awarded the 2014 Lord Slynn Prize at the CMC AGM held on 10th December at Linklaters LLP. 

The CMC Officers award the prize annually to the person they feel has contributed the most to the development of mediation in the UK.

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If you have any enquiries then please call the CMC Registrar, Tracey Stewart, on 020 7353 3227 or email her at