Peter Higgins

Mediator, Conciliator & Business Director

Client Feedback:

“Peter had an excellent understanding of the key issues. His persona and commercial approach significantly contributed to both parties ultimately reaching an agreed settlement.”.  

“Peter’s extensive industry knowledge and experience, and his practical approach to mediation, guided the parties to a successful outcome.”

“Peter was absolutely fantastic in his role as a mediator. He managed the process expertly between both parties and worked hard to get this dispute settled. He deserves a massive amount of credit. We will certainly be using his services again when required.”

“I’d like to thank you for facilitating a successful conclusion; perhaps your initials should stand for ‘personable and helpful’ or maybe ‘pragmatic and hortative’! Your relaxed demeanour and grasp of the issues in the case was also an important factor in enabling us to reach a settlement. “

Languages: English

Overview

Peter is an excellent commercial mediator who has settled several five-figure to seven-figure disputes.

Peter has a unique style that lends itself to managing various mixes of personalities and characters including ‘challenging’ individuals. Ranging from private company owners, corporate CEO’s, corporate chairpersons, private company or corporate management and individuals in the media spotlight who require great discretion.

Although Peter is comfortable managing any commercial dispute his niche area of expertise is within the internet and retail gambling sector. He has settled many private client and betting operator disputes covering a range of topic areas from five to seven-figure disputes.. He has a good understanding of the UK Gambling Commission licence conditions and requirements as well as an understanding of both a client’s betting background and an operator’s business model.

Peter has successfully concluded over fifty commercial mediations to date and has an energy and style that is focussed on ensuring parties are listened to and ultimately work towards reaching an agreement.

He has a natural intuitive ability to understand the key issues, the positions of each party and why they are positioned where they are. He possesses an excellent commercial sense of what is required to reach a settlement.

This experience has been gained following a varied international career working as General Manager and Commercial Director for large internet betting companies and running his own betting business. All roles required leadership, commercial acumen along with communication and diplomacy skills for both the workplace and external clients.

A versatile and commercially astute Business Manager / Director with comprehensive global experience allied to exceptional communication attributes.

Peter became an Accredited Mediator with CEDR, the UK’s leading mediation network, in 2017 and was appointed to CEDR’s UK Panel in 2019.

  • Proven track record in building board level, executive level and operational level relationships
  • Proven track record in building start-ups with multi commercial contracts
  • Proven track record in managing small to large teams
  • Proven track record in online and retail gaming industry including the US
  • Up to date with all US regulatory and legal developments


Expertise

  • Commercial
  • Gaming
  • Internet Betting
  • Funeral
  • Sports Contracts
  • Retail Betting
  • High Profile Individuals
  • Sport
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