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Conflict Tipping Podcast Episode 11: Mediator and Facilitator Felicity Steadman

In this episode Laura interviews Mediator and Facilitator Felicity Steadman.

Felicity’s career started out in the turbulent apartheid years in South Africa where she honed her dispute resolution skills and her capacity to work with diverse groups of people in the industrial relations field.

She has mediated in 32 countries for more than thirty years, with more than 500 cases completed. After arriving in the UK in 2002 she quickly adapted to a new jurisdiction, qualified as a CEDR mediator and began mediating commercial disputes through CEDR. She was first accredited as a CEDR mediator in 2003, and in 2019 was appointed Head of Faculty at CEDR.  

In 2021 she was ranked by Legal 500 amongst their top mediators in the UK. She is a founding member of Oxford Mediation.


Felicity Steadman

Felicity Steadman has been a professional mediator since 1989. She is accredited in South Africa and the UK and is an IMI Certified Mediator. Felicity mediates commercial and employment disputes and has conducted mediations in a wide range of organisations in the public and private sectors. Felicity trains mediators internationally… MORE >


Laura May

Laura is a freelancer, former Executive Director of the International Mediation Institute and a negotiation and mediation lecturer.  Her doctoral research asked “in what ways does blame make villains in politics” and covered the gamut from literature studies and linguistics to psychology and neuroscience, victimology to political science.  Her expertise includes emotions,… MORE >

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