James South

CEDR Chief Executive, Senior Consultant & Mediator

Client Feedback:

“Good at controlling the discussion so that the parties did not escalate.

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James South is CEDR’s Chief Executive, lead trainer of CEDR Mediator Training Faculty and one of the most experienced dispute resolution consultants.

James, a qualified lawyer in his native New Zealand has 20 years’ experience as a mediator. He acts as mediator both in the UK and internationally, specialising in corporate and commercial disputes, with particular experience in International commercial contracts, Insurance & Finance, Property, Sales of Goods & Services and Employment & Workplace. James also combines his mediating and consultancy skills to provide facilitation, neutral chairing and conflict coaching services to Boards, leadership teams and other groups which find themselves in conflict.


  • International Commercial Contracts
  • Employment & Workplace
  • Facilitation & Conflict Coaching
  • ICT
  • Insurance & Finance
  • Property
  • Public Sector
  • Sale of Goods & Services



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