Event overview

Following a successful mediation pilot run by the then NHSLA and CEDR (Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution), NHS Resolution launched a permanent mediation scheme as a further way of resolving clinical claims, whether before or after issue of court proceedings.

Please join Hempsons and CEDR at this free seminar on 14 March in Harrogate where experienced CEDR panel mediators will share their experiences of the scheme, a year on, and lessons that can be learned for those involved in the defence of clinical claims.

  • A year on, has the scheme actually worked?
  • How do clinical claims mediations actually work?
  • Are there clinical claims which are unsuitable for mediation?
  • What can mediation deliver for NHS staff, claimants and their families?
  • Who should attend mediations?
  • How can clinical and management staff best prepare for and participate in mediations?
  • How early can mediations effectively be set up?

Through a practical workshop based on a case study, delegates will experience how it feels to be involved in a mediation and will learn skills to ensure that, if involved in a mediation, they will be well prepared.


12.30 – registration and lunch
13.00 – seminar starts with introduction
13.10 – CEDR presentation
13.30 – case study / interactive session – with Q&A
15.00 – end

This seminar will be of interest to:

  • NHS Trust legal and complaints managers
  • Clinical directors and risk managers
  • Clinicians with an interest in better and earlier resolution of clinical problems
  • Panel firm lawyers and barristers practising in the field
  • Full-time and Deputy District Judges and Judges dealing with clinical negligence case management

If you have any questions regarding this event, please contact Hempsons’ Events Team.

When and where?

Location Date Time
Harrogate 14th March 2019 12.30 - 15.00


Harrogate Afternoon session
12.30 - registration and lunch 
13.00 - seminar starts with introduction 
13.10 - CEDR presentation
13.30 - case study / interactive session – with Q&A
15.00 - end

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