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Tony qualified as a solicitor in 1969 after reading law at Pembroke College Cambridge, and joined Bunkers, Solicitors of Brighton & Hove where he was Head of Dispute Resolution for over 25 years.
During his career there, he has variously practised in the fields of personal injury and insurance (acting for both claimants and defendants), clinical negligence, childcare, commercial, landlord and tenant, criminal and civil advocacy and general litigation.
At CEDR Tony was responsible for promoting mediation in the personal injury and clinical negligence sectors (including the design of schemes); for reviewing and commenting on the place of ADR in the civil justice system; and also for relations with the judiciary and Government over ADR policy and CEDR’s responses to consultations in these areas. He is member of the Clinical Disputes Forum.
Tony’s book Mediation Law and Civil Practice, a comprehensive review of mediation’s place within the English civil justice system, was published in September 2013. He is also one of the co-authors of the third edition of : Commercial Dispute Resolution by Mackie, Marsh, Miles & Allen, published in 2007, being largely responsible for major revisions relating to the section on the law of ADR in the light of the Woolf reforms and the substantial body of case law and practice developed over the last 10 years. He also contributed a chapter to Butterworth’s Mediators on Mediation, published in August 2005. He is an authority on ADR and civil procedure and its case law and has written extensively on the subject in professional journals and spoken at conferences in the UK and many European countries. He was described in Advising and Representing Clients in Mediation by Walker and Smith as ”one of the most entertaining and perceptive commentators on the mediation scene”.
Training and lecturing experience
A member of CEDR’s internationally renowned training faculty since 1997, Tony has been responsible both for training and accrediting commercial mediators from all professional backgrounds and many nations, and also training lawyers and insurers in representing clients at mediation. He has led numerous mediator training courses for CEDR in England, Ireland, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Nigeria, Pakistan, India, Hong Kong, South Africa, Rwanda, the USA, Sweden, Egypt, Lebanon, Greece and Malta, with delegates coming from much further afield. Both with CEDR and through the Civil Mediation Council, the Civil Justice Council and the Judicial Studies Board, he has taken a lead in developing mediation training for the judiciary, and has been involved in training for judges and lawyers in Scotland, Denmark and Pakistan. He has run many in-house courses and seminars for law firms, insurance companies, The Treasury Solicitor, and the Legal Services Commission. He is a visiting lecturer on ADR to the Cambridge University Law Faculty, and has also delivered seminars at University College, Birkbeck College and LSE, London University.
Updated: October 2014