I have now completed my training as a mediator. What now?
Like any training course, successful completion and accreditation is the first step to a new career and the business of personal practice development starts now.
The Civil Mediation Council currently require newly qualified mediators to undertake observations. Observations are not normally offered as part of the training course.
The CMC's new rules on Observations came in on the 1st February 2021. Please see link below:
To become a registered mediator you now need 10 points. As there are now numerous options to complete the 10 points, if you have any specific queries on what you need please contact the CMC directly.
Clerksroom will not be able to explain the new points system.
If you would like to see what Clerksroom offer for Observations, please visit:
Clerksroom Mediation is a mediation administration company. We provide administration services for parties wishing to engage a mediator and we deal with all of the logistics and arrangements from initial enquiry to completion. We act as agents for the mediator once the parties have agreed the nomination of a mediator. We do not charge mediators any fees.
Marketing & Practice Development:
Once you have completed your training, observations, taken out insurance and made your commitment to the EU code of conduct, you can commence practice as a mediator.
We have two membership options available. You can join the database for free by selecting our Exclusive Membership package. This would mean that you are exclusive to Clerksroom only and we would administer any mediation enquiry that you receive via any avenue.
If you wish to have the benefits of joining the database but do not wish to be exclusive, you can become a Non-Exclusive Member for an annual fee of £200.00 + VAT (to be paid as a lump sum).
The database is automated and allows you to create a new account, add your profile, insurance, training certificate, manage your CPD records for the subsequent years, obtain feedback from your clients, manage your history and mediation success rates in addition to various other features. Our automated status system will allocate you junior mediator status if you have undertaken up to 25 mediations; senior mediator status when you have completed 25-50 mediations and finally, Elite Mediator status when you have completed 50+ mediations and have positive feedback recorded from satisfied clients.
Starting out as a mediator is tough as most parties use a mediator they have used before or have had recommended to them. This makes it very difficult to get your first few mediations under way. Our advice is to market yourself as widely as you can, refer as many of your firm's clients to the profile and invite them to ask for you if your profile is appropriate.
Clerksroom will organise a mediation using the mediator requested and then make a charge to the parties for the administration of the mediation. We do not take a cut of the mediators fee, our administration charge is on top, so you would receive 100% of your fee.
Marketing and promotion of your new qualification must be the responsibility of the trainee. Clerksroom are happy to offer advice and guidance whenever practical but Clerksroom is an administration service, providing administrative support for parties wishing to appoint a mediator.
It is important to understand that Clerksroom is not a provider of work, it is an administrative service that we encourage you to refer clients to and make use of.
Mediation Clerks for mediation administration enquiries: