The Association of Northern Mediators
The ANM started in 1996 to focus Northern England and North Wales on mediation. It's inclusive membership of mediators has grown from 12 to over 100. In that time it has run annual summer schools and training events to all mediators and users of mediation both actual and potential, with links to over 10 universities and colleges.
Civil & Commercial Mediators in Northern England
We run mediation and other ADR services throughout northern England
A leaflet with general information on mediation is also available.
Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) embraces all those methods of resolving disputes that are alternative to the formal processes of litigation and arbitration. This includes third party assessment right the way across to straightforward negotiations.
Mediation, the most common form of ADR, involves the participation of a neutral mediator to assist the parties in the dispute to reach a settlement. Mediators are not there to make decisions. It is a voluntary process that is aimed at getting the parties to reach a binding agreement when direct negotiations fail, with fewer costs, less disruption to management time and often with better solutions than litigation. It is confidential and in no way prejudices the parties' rights outside the mediation. Mediation cannot guarantee a settlement although the vast majority of disputes do settle either in the mediation or shortly afterwards.