The Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR) was established In cooperation with the Confederation of British Industry in 1990. CEDR works with business partners as well as government and judicial authorities in Great Britain and worldwide. CEDR established an international Mediator Accreditation program for the mediation services sector, and currently offers Spring School training for those seeking to qualify for accreditation. Its services are offered mainly to business clients, allowing them to avoid unnecessary court fees.
The website contains back issues of Resolutions, a journal about conflict resolution, as well as a library with free publications, articles and reports in PDF format. The CEDR website also features a wide variety of case studies and a recommended reading list.