Eileen Carroll KC Eileen Carroll was one of the first commercial mediators in Europe and is today one of the most senior and highly regarded mediators in the UK and internationally. Over the last 20 years she has built a unique and first-class mediation practice and is recognised as a pioneer of mediation techniques in the U.K. In 2013 Eileen was awarded Queen’s Counsel status in recognition of her outstanding work in the field (the first time this citation has been given). Her career began in international chemical and industrial consultancy before moving into Law in 1981. She became a partner in a major London firm in 1987 and then spent several years working in San Francisco. Her experience of mediation in the US lead to her co-founding CEDR upon her return to the UK in 1989. She later became the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution’s (CEDR) Deputy Chief Executive in 1996. Throughout her career Eileen has been invited to give addresses and speak at many international events as well as making guest appearances on various national radio programmes. She is the author of several articles on ADR as well as contributing chapters to Butterworth’s Mediators on Mediation. Her most notable publication is a guide to the effective resolution of international business disputes entitled International Mediation - the Art of Business Diplomacy which she co-authored with Dr Karl Mackie. Praise for International Mediation includes ‘…first rate… the kind of groundwork publication that is necessary to the institutionalisation of mediation and other interest-based dispute resolution into professional and business cultures.’