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Eileen Carroll QC appointed as a new Visiting Professor of Practice to Newcastle Law School.

Eileen Carroll QC appointed as a new Visiting Professor of Practice to Newcastle Law School.

6 September 2021

Newcastle Law School is delighted to announce the appointment of Eileen Carroll QC as a new Visiting Professor of Practice.

As co-founder of the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (‘CEDR’), Eileen is one the UK’s leading mediators with more than 25 years’ experience in the field. She has worked with clients across a diverse range of sectors around the world.  Her mediation activity includes highly complex multi-party disputes, international infrastructure, energy, insurance and reinsurance, commercial contracts, property, family business, financial services and media work across Europe and in the Middle East, Asia, USA and Central America.  In 2013 Eileen was awarded Queen’s Counsel Honoris Causa by the Ministry of Justice for her “outstanding career as a commercial mediator and her unique contribution in establishing mediation in civil justice systems over the last two decades”.

Eileen is co-author of two books on mediation: ‘International mediation breaking business deadlock.‘ published in 2016 and ‘The Mediator’s Tale – The CEDR Story of Better Conflicts’ published in September 2021.

At Newcastle University, Eileen will deliver guest lectures, provide advice and support with student mediation and advocacy training, become a patron of the student society and support the growing student activity of mediation in the Law School.  

Head of School, Dr Jonathan Galloway said “I am delighted that we have been able to appoint Eileen Carroll QC as a Visiting Professor of Practice. This appointment is further evidence of our desire to establish a strong mediation and dispute resolution hub at Newcastle Law School under Professor Bryan Clark’s leadership. It is exciting to be able to work with Professor Carrol given her breadth of experience and expertise, and I know our students will benefit enormously from this appointment.”