Sir Alan Ward, CMC Chair - Interview

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  • Song Name: 6-Interview-Sir-Alan-Ward-Chair-CMC
  • Artist: Sir Alan Ward
  • Album: Living Mediation - Civil Mediation Council Conference 2013
  • Year: 2013

Episode 6 - In this episode, Bill Marsh gets behind the official Sir Alan Ward, in an interview which reveals the wit and charm of the new Chair of the CMC.

Sir Alan was born and raised in South Africa and practiced as an Attorney of the Supreme Court. In 1961, he moved to England to take a second degree, reading law at Cambridge. He was called to the bar (Gray's Inn) in 1964 and was appointed a High Court judge in October 1988 and was assigned to the Family Division. In 1995, he was appointed a Lord Justice of Appeal and retired 15 February 2013 enabling him to join the CMC.

A long time supporter of mediation, Sir Alan recently said ‘I am utterly convinced mediation has an increasing part to play in providing civil justice. The CMC is at the epicenter of promoting all forms of mediation and maintaining the standards necessary to ensure its success. It is therefore a great honour to succeed Sir Henry Brooke, Lord Slynn and Sir Brian Neill at this crucial time.’