Tony Allen has been an accredited CEDR mediator since 1996. He joined the CEDR Training Faculty a year later, initially dealing with training lawyers in representing clients at mediation and then became a lead member of CEDR's Mediator Skills Training Faculty, training mediators in the UK Europe and world wide. He became a full-time Director of CEDR in 2000 and served there for 11 years. Tony has mediated a wide range of disputes involving personal injury and clinical negligence, public law, human rights and professional indemnity, as well as general commercial claims. He has been involved in a number of major multiparty mediations including the Kenyan tribes-peoples’ claims against the Ministry of Defence and the Alder Hey retained organs mediations. As a self-employed mediator working exclusively with CEDR, he now specialises in mediating clinical negligence, personal injury and human rights claims. He writes extensively and speaks at university seminars and conferences on a wide range of mediation topics.