In 2009, in memory of the CMC President, Lord Slynn of Hadley, the CMC announced the creation of the annual Lord Slynn Prize. The prize is for the person who has, in the opinion of the Officers of the CMC, contributed most notably to the development of mediation in the United Kingdom.

The award can reflect an individual’s specific act, activity, idea, or piece of work, or may reflect a more general contribution which may or may not be part of an ongoing commitment. In either case, however, the contribution must be considered by the Officers to be outstanding and worthy of specific recognition.

It is now open to members and non-members to nominate individuals for the 2014 Prize, to be announced and presented at the CMC’s AGM on 10 December 2014 at Linklaters in London.

Nominations are invited until the end of Friday 14 November 2014, and should be submitted to the Registrar by email at registrar@civilmediation.org. Nominees do not have to be existing CMC Members. The CMC Officers will decide the winner after 14 November.

The Prize is £500 together with life membership of the CMC. The Prize winner will be invited to the AGM for the presentation.