Nick Pearson


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“His interventions were always to the point and I felt that the parties recognised and valued his obvious experience.” – Mediation Feedback




Nick Pearson practiced as a solicitor in the UK and internationally for over 30 years in the dispute resolution field including a significant period based in Hong Kong. Since 2007, after retiring as a partner and the Head of the Global Dispute Resolution practice at Baker & McKenzie (over 700 disputes lawyers in over 35 jurisdictions), Nick now pursues an independent mediation practice, and for any years has been recognised as a leading mediator by Chambers and by The Legal 500.

Nick mediates a wide range of mediations (including many multi-party) specialising in corporate and commercial disputes, with particular experience in cross-border claims, breaches of contract, partnership and shareholder disputes, trusts, probate, insolvency, professional negligence, fraud, and claims in the corporate and banking sectors. Amounts in dispute have ranged from £30,000 to £100 million.

Described as calm and enthusiastic, patient but firm, Nick has a good understanding of the legal process, client’s needs, lawyers’ responsibilities, client relations, the costs and time which disputes take and the flexibility and effectiveness of mediation as a method for finding resolution. He is keen to work with the parties to tailor the mediation process to the specifics of their dispute. He brings to the mediation many years of experience as a lawyer, as a manager, as a problem solver, and relationship builder, and has considerable experience in problem solving for a wide range and background of parties.

  • Banking and Finance
  • Commercial Contracts
  • Contentious Trusts, Wills and Probate
  • Corporate Disputes
  • Employment
  • Facilitation/ Neutral Chairing
  • International Claims
  • Insolvency
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property
  • Public Sector
  • Partnership & Shareholder

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