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

Languages: English 

A top City litigator, Nick Pearson practised law in the UK and internationally for over 30 years in the dispute resolution field including a significant period based in Hong Kong. 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 is recognised as a leading mediator by Chambers & Partners and The Legal 500. Nick mediates a wide range of cases (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. A keen advocate for online mediation, his practice continued mostly online during the Covid pandemic, during which he has built up considerable experience in managing a large number of virtual mediations on Zoom, and helped to bring cases upon which he has been instructed to a successful conclusion. Described as a calming but “politely forceful” mediator, Nick has considerable practical and commercial experience of problem-solving for a wide range and background of parties.His mediation practice takes him all over the UK and abroad.

  • Banking & Finance
  • Commercial Contracts
  • Corporate Fraud
  • Employment & Workplace
  • Facilitation / Neutral Chairing
  • Insolvency
  • Insurance
  • International
  • Media & Entertainment
  • Partnership & Shareholder
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property
  • Public Sector
  • Contentious Trusts, Wills & Probate

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