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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.


Mediation Providers Elected to CMCL

As no other nominations were received, both the ADR Group and the Academy of Experts, long time servers on the CMC Board, have been elected unopposed to the Board of CMCL.  Both will serve three year terms.

Congratulations to both.

19th January 2015


CMC Limited Board Elections Underway

Following the approval given by the Extraordinary General Meeting held on 1 May 2014, the Board has subsequently established a company limited by guarantee, the Civil Mediation Council Limited (“CMCL”).  CMCL will become operational on 1 January 2015 and will take over the operations of the CMC from that date.

Two places for mediation providers and two places for individual mediators are open for election to the Board for the three year period commencing 18th February 2015, being the date of the February Board meeting.

Read the full notice here


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.

Read more here......


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CMC Accredited Mediation Providers - civil and commercial

CMC Registered Providers - workplace

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The Annual Conference will take place this year in London on Tuesday 12th May 2015.  Members will be alerted in due course when Early Bird rates are available.

The venue for the Conference, and the venue for the Speakers' Dinner the evening before, will be advised in due course.

Put the date in your diary now!


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

Read the news release here


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.

Read more here....

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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

Date for your diary: Annual Conference - 12th May 2015 plus Speakers' Dinner - 11th May 2015