The next time you board a plane, ask your pilot where he learned how to navigate stormy weather whilst in flight. More than likely, he went through hours upon hours of training dedicated to teaching pilots to handle thunderstorms, turbulence, and the various unknowns that take place at 10,000 metres.
My visit is sure to be the first of many. CEDR will shortly be organising the training of the first court-based mediators for a pilot programme run in two courts. The challenge will be in raising awareness from and building the trust of the legal and business communities in the alternative method of the resolution of disputes in order to increase mediation take-up.