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Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR)

The Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR) specialises in mediation and alternative dispute resolution (ADR). It is an independent non-profit organisation and a registered charity.

Contact CEDR

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Contact by post:

Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR)
International Dispute Resolution Centre
70 Fleet Street

Telephone: 020 7520 3817
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Fees charged by the ADR entity

Scheme funding is provided by subscribing companies. Fees are to be confirmed.


Complaints can be submitted in English and Welsh.

Sectors and categories

The sectors and categories of domestic and cross-border disputes which may be considered by the ADR entity are:

  • Adult Gaming Centre
  • Family Entertainment Centre
  • Lotteries
  • Remote (all sectors).

How the procedure can be carried out

The procedure can be conducted as both a verbal or written procedure.

Outcome of the ADR procedure

The outcome is non-binding.

Grounds for refusal

The ADR entity may refuse to deal with a dispute in the following circumstances:

  • the consumer has not attempted to contact the gambling operator and resolve the matter directly with them, prior to submitting their complaint to the ADR entity
  • the dispute is frivolous or vexatious
  • the dispute is being, or has previously been considered by another ADR entity.
  • The value of the claim falls below or above the monetary threshold set by the ADR entity
  • the consumer has not submitted the complaint to the ADR entity within the time period specified by it, provided that such time period is not less than 12 months from the date upon which the gambling operator has given notice to the consumer that is unable to resolve the complaint with the consumer
  • dealing with such a type of dispute would seriously impair the effective operation of the ADR entity.
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