CPR & CEDR Joint Insights Report on the Use of ADR

The International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (“CPR”) and the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (“CEDR”) collaborated to examine the status of modern-day dispute resolution approaches in business.

The research has been summarised in an insights report - that largely consists of two studies conducted over the last 12 month supported by both organizations: a survey of the attitudes and dispute resolution practices of a cross-section of CPR’s corporate members and contacts; and a separate survey, undertaken by CEDR, to audit the experience and attitudes of commercial mediators in both the US and UK markets.  

The report shows that whilst negotiation is by far the most popular method for early dispute resolution, arbitration and mediation are often being used proactively to achieve resolution and manage conflict.  However the report also demonstrates  there are areas where there may  be barriers to use (for both mediation and arbitration) which will need further consideration.