The Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR) is inviting interested parties in the UK to take part in its Mediation Audit 2016.

The audit, run in conjunction with the Civil Mediation Council, is the seventh audit that CEDR has conducted in the last 14 years. (We reported on the results of the last audit here.) The biennial audits are a valuable source of data on various aspects of the UK mediation landscape, including settlement rates, perceptions of mediation standards and priorities for development.

The audit comprises a survey for lawyers (in private practice or in-house) and a separate survey for mediators (including legally qualified mediators). Each survey should take no longer than 10 minutes and is on an anonymous basis.

The survey closes on 30 April 2016, with the results to be published in late May.