Collis Mediation Ltd
Collis Mediation Ltd

Mediator Enhanced Supported Practice


Collis Mediation Ltd work with the very best mediators with diverse skill sets, who deliver world class mediation services.


Becoming a CMC accredited Mediator is a two-tier process. The first requires the completion of a 40-hour foundation training programme. This ensures you have the required level of theoretical and practical knowledge to progress on to practice. However, if you wish to obtain professional body membership as a registered Civil & Commercial Mediator, you will need to compete a second-tier, which consists of observation and professional practice requirements.

According to the Civil Mediation Council, their statistics indicate that over the last 10 years roughly 7-10% of those completing foundation training went on to attain CMC Membership status*. Further investigation revealed that the observation requirement for registered status constituted a significant barrier to new mediators engaging with the CMC. 


In February 2021 the CMC re-designed their membership, creating new classifications. For those newly graduated from mediator training the Associate Mediator category has been specifically created. This category carries the same insurance, code of conduct and complaints procedure commitment as the current Registered Mediator status. Essentially this allows mediators to begin gaining experience in a professional and regulated manner whilst they work towards successful completion of the observation requirements of Registered Mediator status

There is an expectation that newly trained mediators will have access to opportunities to observe a mediation case, before progressing to co-mediating and finally taking a lead.

Finding an Enhanced Supported Practice is, in our view key to accessing observations and casework. 

Enhanced Supported Practice
Collis Mediation Ltd have designed an Enhanced Supported Practice Programme which consists of 10 hours of supported practice. This is broken down as follows.
Stage 1

  • 6-hours- Observation Opportunity with Casework- 2no (4-hours observation with an additional 2-hours of casework).

Stage 2.

  • 3-hours- Co-Mediation Opportunity with Casework- 1no (2-hours co-mediation with an additional 1-hour of casework)

Stage 3

  • Reflective Practice Consultation (1-hour of reflective mentoring)

Upon completion of the three stages of the Enhanced Supported Practice Collis Mediation Ltd will provide a full breakdown of your observations, casework and co-mediation practice, enabling you to apply for Professional Body Membership and Registered Mediator Status.


Our offer exceeds the Civil Mediation Council requirements and is designed to provide mediators with the required casework, observations, experience, and mentored self-reflection, along with an insight into the most advanced mediator skills in the country.


Our Enhanced Supported Practice includes:

Casework- 3no cases- 3-hours

Observations- 2no cases- 4-hours

Co-mediation- 1no case- 2-hours

Reflective Practice with a Professional Practice Consultant (PCC)- 1-hour


£950 + vat


Support Mentors

Dominic Collis, Managing Director of Collis Mediation Ltd and lead mentor (PCC equivalent), has the benefit of chairing in excess of 3000 mediations, which makes him one of the country’s most experienced mediators. 

Working with clients in dispute on a daily basis, Dominic is considered a specialist in the mediation framework.

He holds a Chartered Fellowship with the CMI, is a Mediation Provider Organisation and mentor for the Civil Mediation Council, a professional member of Neurodiversity in Law, whilst also being a tutor at Kings College London, SHU Law and MCU Law.


Nicola Cleaver comes to Mediation from a legal background having practiced Criminal Law for 11 years.


Nicola has a wealth of experience involving disputes as a result of her legal practice and is proactive in promoting and harnessing the collaborative approach in Mediation and Dispute Resolution. 


Nicola is a significantly accomplished legal professional with a unique experience and approach available nowhere else.


Nicola is part of the Senior Leadership Team at Collis Mediation Ltd and is an accredited Civil and Commercial Mediator, a SEND Registered Mediator with the CMC & CoM and in demand trainer.


Nancy Radford has been a Civil and Commercial Mediator for 6 years.


She is an Accredited Mediator in Civil, Commercial, Workplace, Special Educational Needs and Disability on the Joint Register of the College of Mediators & CMC and has been working in SEND Mediation for 5 years.


She is a qualified trainer and coach. For the last 13 years she has specialised in change management and conflict resolution.

She is the author of Conflict First Aid: How to Stop Personality Clashes and Disputes from Damaging You or Your Organisation, based on research and experience (Jan 2018)


For further details on our Enhanced Supported Practice, please get in touch using our Contact Page and download our information booklet or booking form below.

You can aslo use the Enhanced Supported Practice Booklet and Booking Form below. 

Foundation Level Enhanced Supported Practice Booklet
Foundation Level Enhanced Supported Prac[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [562.1 KB]
Mediator Enhanced Supported Practice Booking Form
Mediator ESP Booking Form FINAL.docx
Microsoft Word document [272.2 KB]


Collis Mediation Ltd

6 Marchcote Lane

West Yorkshire
BD16 1TA


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