Gill Mansfield

Commercial mediator

“She was excellent”

“A rare talent for finding practical solutions to problems very quickly”

– Client Feedback

Languages
English

Overview

Gill Mansfield has over 25 years experience of dealing with and resolving commercial disputes and complex cross-border and international litigation in the UK, Europe, the America’s and across Asia as a commercial lawyer, and she has practised as a commercial mediator for over a decade. Her experience spans a number of different sectors and she mediates a wide range of commercial, financial and corporate disputes. Gill is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a member of several international mediation panels including the CPR Panel of Distinguished Neutrals in New York and the WIPO panel of IP neutrals in Geneva.

Expertise

  • Commercial Contracts
  • Company, Shareholder & Directors
  • Employment & Workplace
  • Media & Entertainment
  • Intellectual Property
  • IT, Technology & Telecoms
  • Property & Construction
  • Landlord & Tenant
  • Neighbours Disputes
  • Sale of Goods & Services


Professional Background

Having originally qualified and practiced as a barrister, Gill has spent much of her legal career in General Counsel and Head of Legal roles working with award-winning media and entertainment companies, online retailers in the consumer goods sector, late-stage tech start-ups, multinational corporations and household name brands. As a result, she has a degree of commercially and boardroom experience that is rare in the mediation profession.

She is recognised as “a masterful negotiator and a brilliant lawyer” and as having “a rare talent for finding practical solutions to problems very quickly”. She is described as “pragmatic”, “collaborative” and “solution-oriented”. The combination of genuine commercial expertise and business acumen, a sharp legal mind and the ability to rapidly build rapport with people from all walks of life has enabled Gill to effectively mediate a wide range of commercial disputes.

Gill holds both UK and US mediation accreditations and has successfully mediated cases on both sides of the Atlantic as well as cross-border and international cases. She has experience of working with interpreters and is highly skilled in cross-cultural cases that require an understanding and awareness of cultural differences. She also has experience of online dispute resolution and technology-assisted commercial mediation that pre-dates the Covid-19 pandemic. She has had a very active online/remote mediation practice (in addition to her traditional mediation practice) since April 2020.

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