Civil Mediation Council
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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.

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Your Membership in 2017

As a member, you have the opportunity to shape the future direction of CMCL.

We encourage all mediation providers and practising mediators to sign up to the registration schemes and become a Registered Mediation Provider (RMP) or a CMC Registered Mediator.

The recent NHS Litigation Authority tender for mediation services awarded on 5th December 2016 required all mediators to be CMC Registered thereby demonstrating the value of Registered Mediator membership.

The Trustees of CMC are delighted to see the NHSLA's endorsement of the CMC Registration Scheme by requiring those servicing the new contract to be CMC Registered Mediators.

We expect other public bodies to follow suit especially in the light of recommendations made by Lord Justice Briggs in his Civil Courts Structure Review - Final Report published in July 2016.

Membership Costs:

For Mediation Providers: including the membership fee £600 (£500 plus VAT)

For Individual Mediators: £180 (£150 plus VAT). 

For Individual Mediators registering via a Registered Mediation Provider: £120 (£100 plus VAT).

And we are pleased to introduce a Young Professional category at £30 (£25 plus VAT) which is for those under 30 years old which they can enjoy for 2 years before transitioning to full membership.

We are confident that CMC Registered Mediation Provider and CMC Registered Mediator status will quickly be seen by mediation users as a recognised badge of approval and a mark of quality assurance when searching for a suitable mediator.

In 2017 your membership contribution will mean we can do more, faster. 

  • develop, host and maintain the web site as the first port of call for information on mediation for individuals and organisations
  • subsidise educational events for different sectors
  • subsidise the CMC Conference to make it accessible to practitioners and end users across the full spectrum of mediation
  • contribute to essential marketing and communications activities to promote mediation as the first resort.
  • producing information to support the increased use of mediation, especially Online Dispute Resolution, as part of the proposed new Civil Court Structure.

When choosing a mediator or mediation provider, make sure you chose one that is CMC Registered. You can search our membership database and verify registration. 

Links to details and forms are below and can also be found on the ‘Reference’ page of this website.

Organisation Membership and CMC Registered Mediation Provider details

Individual Membership and CMC Registered Mediator details

CMC Workplace Committee - Mediation Event

Save the date for an exciting event in London on 1 February 2017.

This event is designed to bring together practitioners and end users who will appreciate tips on

  • Raising awareness amongst staff of workplace mediation

  • Success factors and challenges in both its introduction and its take-up

  • Encouraging management participation
    Using workplace mediation as an integral part of your grievance procedure

  • Proactively addressing workplace disputes
    The role of mediation in future employment litigation.

Book your place  £40 plus VAT

Sir Alan Ward Letter published in the Times

See more on the link below:

Sir Alan Ward Letter - 7th April 2016

CMC plays a key role in establishing All Party Parliamentary Group

On Tuesday 17th November 2015, a new All Party Parliamentary Group on Alternative Dispute Resolution (APPGADR) was formally launched.

The objective of the Group is to 'change the climate and culture of dispute resolution in the UK'.

Click here to read the full press release