Karl Mackie is internationally acknowledged as one of the leading practitioners and experts in mediation and has been engaged in mediation practice since 1980.
A barrister and psychologist by training, Karl has been a leading academic and a partner in a business strategy consultancy before helping found CEDR in 1990. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, is on the panel of mediators/arbitrators of the UK's statutory industrial relations services, is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, holds a PhD and MBA and is on the Singapore International Commercial Mediators' Panel.
Karl has written several books on mediation and legal skills, including the recent International Mediation: The Art of Business Diplomacy (with Eileen Carroll). He has been described in The Lawyer magazine as one of the top 100 most influential lawyers.
CEDR, the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution, is an independent non-profit organisation supported by multinational business and leading professional bodies and public-sector organisations.
CEDR Solve, CEDRís dispute resolution and prevention service, provides a world-class mediation service and a range of professional dispute resolution, training and consultancy solutions using the foremost practitioners in the field.