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CEDR’s mediation audit results

CEDR’s latest audit published in May 2010 puts a value of over £5bn on the cases mediated each year.  Civil and commercial cases have grown by 30% since the 2007 audit.

The audit also reports that 75% of cases settle on the day with a further 14% settling shortly thereafter.

The most important contributor to settlement is preparation beating negotiation skills and mediator techniques.  The contribution of preparation is sub-divided, in order, by client, mediator and lawyer.   

The most significant causes of non-settlement are intransigent parties, unrealistic expectations and fishing expeditions.

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