judging criteria

CIVIL/COMMERCIAL MEDIATOR OF THE YEAR 2020


  • Can demonstrate excellence in the civil/commercial area of mediation practice.
  • Maintains a high standard of continuing professional development.
  • Shares their experiences with others through coaching, mentoring and shadowing.
  • Is committed to driving up standards in the civil/commercial field.

Nominate

FAMILY MEDIATOR OF THE YEAR 2020

Sponsored by Our Family Wizard


  • Can demonstrate excellence in the family area of mediation practice.
  • Maintains a high standard of continuing professional development.
  • Shares their experiences with others through coaching, mentoring and shadowing.
  • Is committed to driving up standards in the family area of mediation practice.

Nominate

YOUNG MEDIATOR OF THE YEAR 2020

Sponsored by Global Mediation


  • As a school or individual student, has demonstrated excellence in mediation projects and has developed innovative approaches in the field of school mediation.
  • Has shown an excellent ability in dealing with conflicts during mediation projects at school.
  • Has developed awareness in the school environment about alternative dispute resolution and its benefits.
  • Has contributed to promoting mediation at school.

Nominate

MEDIATION INNOVATION AWARD 2020


  • Can clearly articulate the need for an innovative programme or initiative and has clearly defined goals and objectives.
  • Has access to adequate resources to ensure that it can function effectively.
  • Has systems in place for evaluating its impact.
  • Shares experiences with others e.g. through publications, papers, talks, articles or blogs.
  • Open to international nominations.

Nominate

MEDIATION NEW COMER OF THE YEAR 2020


  • Has demonstrated early achievements and outcomes in the field of mediation.
  • Has been an inspiration to others and has achieved the respect of their colleagues, clients and lawyers.
  • Has shown a talent in mediating and a continuous desire for improvements in the area of mediation.
  • Has provided direct benefit to clients.
  • Open to international nominations.

Nominate

DIVERSITY & INCLUSION AWARD 2020

Sponsored by CEDR


The individual, institution, company or organisation that:

  • Has significantly improved diversity and inclusion in the area of mediation.
  • Has achieved representation in dispute resolution regardless of nationality, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability, gender or age.
  • Has shown a commitment to promote mediation to the U.K. population regardless of nationality, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability, gender or age.
  • Has presented action in protecting human rights and combating any form of direct or indirect discrimination in mediation area.
  • Open to international nominations.

Honorary Mention:

  • Corporate; A corporation with exceptional commitment to both mediation and diversity field.
  • Academic; Law School, Professor or Writer that has further promoted both mediation and diversity.
  • Private; A mediator or mediation service provider that has been at the forefront of both excellence in mediation and diversity field.

Nominate

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD 2020


  • Has made exceptional contributions throughout their careers, in not only personally advancing alternative dispute resolution, but inspiring others to do so as well.
  • Has contributed in further promoting mediation to the U.K. and significantly raised public awareness.
  • Has substantially affected the use of mediation through their achievements.
  • Has developed a significant impact in light of time in practice.
  • Open to international nominations.

Nominate

COMMUNITY MEDIATOR OF THE YEAR 2020


The individual, institution, company or organisation that:

 

  • Has developed an excellent ability in settling community disputes and maintains a high standard of continuing professional development.
  • Is committed to driving up standards in community area.
  • Has provided trained local volunteers, serving as mediators.
  • Has efficiently served populations that cannot afford to utilise the courts or professional ADR-providers.

Nominate

SEND MEDIATOR OF THE YEAR 2020


The individual, institution, company or organisation that:

  • Has shown an invested interest in mediating disputes in the field of Special Educational Needs and Disability.
  • Has contributed in promoting mediation to the area of Special Educational Needs and Disability.
  • Has developed a professional experience in the field of Special Educational Needs and Disability.
  • Has presented a clear commitment to equal opportunities, inclusion and diversity.

Nominate

JUDGES’ AWARD

Sponsored by ACCA Global


  • Has demonstrated excellence in their field.
  • Maintains a high standard of continuing professional development.
  • Is committed to driving up standards in the field of mediation.
  • Has contributed in promoting alternative dispute resolution in England or Wales or other jurisdiction(s) and has developed an outstanding performance in a variety of areas.

Please note: No nomination can be made for this award, as it is the choice of the judges.

WORKPLACE MEDIATOR OF THE YEAR 2020


  • Can demonstrate excellence in the field of workplace and employment disputes of mediation practice and maintains a high standard of continuing professional development.
  • Has contributed in settling employment disputes through mediation.
  • Shares their experiences with others through coaching, mentoring and shadowing.
  • Is committed to driving up standards in the area of employment.

Nominate

MEDIATION TRAINER OF THE YEAR 2020

Sponsored by Oxygen Insurance


  • Can demonstrate a good understanding of their clients/customers’ needs.
  • Actively engages with their clients/customers to involve them in the design of services and engages in a programme of continuous improvement.
  • Seeks out opportunities to be creative and innovative in meeting their customers’ needs.
  • Has a quality assurance system in place, which ensures that services are delivered to the highest standards.
  • Invests in its employees/volunteers/partners e.g. by providing access to continuing professional development, supervision, coaching or action learning.
  • Shares their experiences with others e.g. through events, workshops or round tables.
  • Is committed to driving up standards in their area of practice e.g. speaking at events, writing blogs or white papers etc.

Nominate