The Construction Industry Council (CIC) is the representative forum for the professional bodies, research organisations and specialist business associations in the construction industry.

Mediation

Mediation is a dispute resolution method where a neutral third party, the Mediator, assists parties resolve their dispute amicably. The Mediator helps disputing parties acquire a better understanding of each other’s needs and interests so they can negotiate a settlement agreement which accommodates those needs and interest to the greatest possible extent.

Construction and engineering disputes may not only damage business relationships but have both a financial cost which can be high, and an emotional cost which can be debilitating. Mediation has an important role to play in the resolution of construction and engineering disputes. CIC published the CIC Model Mediation Agreement and Procedure (CIC MMAP) – First Edition to assist parties compromise a construction and engineering dispute using mediation. The CIC MMAP is based on the perspective that where the dispute resolves around issues of fact, the best mediation approach is evaluative carried out by an experienced construction and engineering professional.

CIC Panel of Mediators

Parties may apply to CIC to provide a list of three Mediators or to nominate a Mediator from the CIC Panel of Mediators.

The CIC Panel of Mediators comprises experienced accredited Mediators. They are construction and engineering professionals who are members of CIC member organisations, and who have a minimum of 10 years’ post professional qualification experience in their primary profession.

To request a list of three Mediators or to nominate a Mediator please complete the Schedule One Mediation Request – Request to the CIC for the Nomination of a Mediator at the end of the CIC MMAP, which can be found here. The administration fee is £360.00 (inclusive of VAT).

Mediators will only be included in the list of three Mediators or nominated if they have confirmed they:

  • have no current relationship towards or with either party, no connection with the subject matter of dispute, no interest in the outcome;
  • have no conflict of interest;
  • agree to be nominated;
  • will comply with the CIC Model Mediation Procedure.

Eligibility to join the CIC Panel of Mediators

CIC accepts applications from experienced accredited mediators who:

  • are a member of CIC Member organisations;
  • have a minimum of 10 years’ post professional qualification experience in their primary profession;
  • can provide reference from parties or their representatives in a commercial dispute where they have acted as mediator in the past 2 years.

Please contact mediation.register@cic.org.uk for information.

Click here to view the CIC Model Mediation Agreement and Procedure (CIC MMAP) First Edition