Julie–Ann McCaffrey won the Tony Curtis Award for Young Professionals at the CEDR awards ceremony in London

December 6, 2012

Cleaver Fulton Rankin is delighted to announce that Julie–Ann McCaffrey won the Tony Curtis Award for Young Professionals at the CEDR awards ceremony in London. The Award is in memory of Tony Curtis, a highly regarded mediator and Julie-Ann was presented with her award by Mrs Jill Curtis, wife of Tony.

Winners of CEDR Awards announced

The biennial CEDR Awards for excellence have been announced at a ceremony held at the Waldorf Hilton in London on 29th November, attended by around 200 figures from the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) and legal communities.

The panel of awards judges were The Rt Hon Lord Justice Rix, Brian Hutchinson of University College Dublin, Dr Gillian Dada of GlaxoSmithKline plc, Guy Perring of Everything Everywhere Ltd, Professor Bryan Clark of Strathclyde University, Rhys Clift of Hill Dickinson LLP, Caroline Stroud of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, and author, CEO and entrepreneur Margaret Heffernan. Guests were also addressed by CEDR’s Chair, Lady Elizabeth Vallance, on the subject of dispute resolution’s changing landscape.

Awards were made in 6 different categories, with 22 finalists making the most extensive shortlist in the Awards’ 20 year history.

The Tony Curtis Award for Young Professionals was given to Julie-Ann McCaffrey for her essay, Mediation as an Unadopted Road. The essay explores mediation in the workplace and within organisations, and suggests what we may expect to see in the future development of the field of mediation.

Dr Karl Mackie CBE, Chief Executive of CEDR said,

‘We are delighted by the innovative work that is being celebrated this evening, and the dedication shown by all of the winners and finalists to furthering the cause of alternative dispute resolution. The record number of finalists for this year’s Awards shows clearly how these practices are entering the mainstream, and their potential for transforming the way we approach conflict. As the diverse entrants show, the field of dispute resolution is changing to reflect the diverse needs of modern society.