Mediation Awareness Week UK is a charity established in May 2016. Its purposes, as stated in its constitution, are:
- To promote for the public benefit, the awareness of mediation across all aspects of dispute resolution in the UK and internationally.
- To support the UK government in promoting the use of mediation as a first port of call for the resolution of disputes effectively, efficiently and fairly.
- To seek opportunities to undertake research in partnership with providers and users of mediation services both in the UK and internationally for the benefit of the public.
The trustees of the charity comprise 8 practising mediators, all of whom are members of the Civil Mediation Council. Collectively, the trustees and members of the working committee are active in all sectors of mediation and dispute resolution.
The Patron of Mediation Awareness Week UK is:
Sir Alan Ward QC, Chairman of the Civil Mediation Council, former High Court judge and former Lord Justice of Appeal.
Mediation Awareness Week UK’s working committee is engaged in the promotion and management of Mediation Awareness Week – UK 2016 which takes place during the period from Saturday 8th October to Friday 14th October inclusive.