Andrew Fiddy

Andrew Fiddy
Andrew Fiddy is CEDR’s Programme Manager responsible for the management of international aid-funded dispute resolution and change projects. He has managed projects in the Middle East, North and East Africa, and Central and Eastern Europe for clients that include the International Finance Corporation, World Bank and the European Bank of Reconstruction and Development. He is a CEDR accredited mediator and is a conciliator with the Funeral Arbitration Service and the Renewable Energy Association.

Knowing me, knowing you…

Mediators typically ask parties at an early stage of the process what their negotiation approach or strategy is for the day.  Answers typically include “I won’t settle for less than ££” and “I also want XX”.  Their strategy of how they get to their goals are...

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Rules, Regulations and Mediation in Brazil

The perennial challenge for many ADR transformation projects is that, if any, rules and regulations are required to introduce or catalyse mediation in a jurisdiction.  These questions are important because although some forms of ADR can work with limited or no...

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Court Mediation Pilots: Moldova Update

I love conferences – not only because of the wine and usually good food, but because you occasionally get to hear speakers that give you some perspective. “You have a chance to set yourselves apart from many countries in the world by setting best practice standards,”...

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Mental Health and Workplace Conflict

In the run up to the BAFTAs I have been watching a lot of films lately – Birdman and Foxcatcher being the most recent two. Both films have extremely interesting plots and characters: Michael Keaton plays Riggan Thomas, a former movie star most...

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Flying Lessons: Negotiating Reality

Is there anything more stressful than air travel? At a moment’s notice, adverse weather, lost luggage or a missed transfer can turn a normal flight into a Tartarean ordeal. Industrial action by airline staff is a particularly grating area for travellers, as it can...

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The First National Mediation Forum of Moldova

The Minister of Justice of the Republic of Moldova opened the forum by declaring the following: “We want to adopt best international practice when it comes to ADR as a key aspect of the legal reform we have strategy…we were able to begin a mediation court pilot in the...

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Let’s fly away to unlimited paid leave

After a hurried rush to find misplaced passports, the final packing frenzy, and the disaster that is finding airport parking, I’ve made it. I’m at the airport, standing in line, and I notice some poor soul who has already announced his status as a tourist with his...

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Emotions: Never to be Underestimated

“Viewing people as emotional beings neither denies nor underestimates the importance of reason and rationality in human affairs,” state the authors of an academic journal Managerial Psychology.[1]  As a conciliator with the Funeral Arbitration Scheme, run by the...

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