“Andrew definitely made a difference by helping the parties focus on their real needs to reach resolution. Andrew is very skilled and made the process virtually painless. This is how mediation is supposed to work.”
Andrew Miller QC has almost 30 years of experience of dealing with and resolving commercial disputes both domestically and internationally which makes him ideally suited as a commercial mediator. He now practices as a QC Mediator in a wide range of commercial sectors, including in the practice areas of construction, property damage, insurance and reinsurance, professional negligence and general commercial disputes. Andrew continues to be based at Temple Garden, a leading civil/commercial set of chambers.
Andrew has been involved in the mediation of disputes since 1996. He has experience of over 150 mediations and has been involved in mediations both domestically and internationally. Andrew has acted as lead mediator in commercial disputes valued at between £10,000 to £20,000,000.
Andrew has been consistently recognised by clients and in the legal directories for his strong negotiation and tactical skills. He is praised for his commercial approach to the resolution of disputes, whether in the traditional litigation forum, arbitration or through ADR.
In the Legal 500 and Chambers UK Andrew has received considerable praise over the years including reference to his “Excellent interpersonal skills… he’s very user-friendly, effective and good to work with”, the fact that he “Always extremely well prepared” and crucially that he is “Very pleasant to work with.” Since acting as a mediator he has received glowing feedback and testimonials on his performance and skill as a mediator.
Andrew has used his background as a successful Junior and QC commercial practitioner and his substantial experience of mediation to become a practical, efficient, approachable and user-friendly mediator. Andrew’s substantial commercial experience allows him to be able to assist the parties to the mediation by being able to identify for the parties the strengths and weaknesses of their case and be suitably skilled to reality test the parties’ case and proposed options for settlements. Andrew engages with the process and is not scared to engage and debate with the parties in order to find a solution. Andrew welcomes a direct approach at all stages of the mediation and is very adaptable and able to deploy a blend of facilitation and evaluation to suit individual mediations. Andrew also has experience acting as a co-mediator.
Andrew favours and is a proponent of active v passive approach to mediation and is an advocate for Early Stage Mediation (ESM). Andrew writes and speaks regularly on mediation and in particular on the ‘changing face of mediation’, which he is very much, a part of. Andrew has given seminars on mediation throughout the UK, in Singapore and Cambodia.
Andrew also practices as a single and Panel Arbitrator and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb). Andrew is trustee of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
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