Robert Sear

Commercial Mediator & Solicitor

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“Good rapport and good sense of perspective on the case and parties and on tactics.”



Robert Sear has been an active CEDR mediator for over ten years working predominantly on business and commercial matters primarily relating to SMEs and owner managed businesses including director, shareholder partnership disputes often involving insolvency related issues. He has also mediated sale of goods & services and other contract matters ranging from international disputes running into millions of £s to relatively low value but complicated claims.

Professional Background

Robert has been a partner at the London Office of the law firm Thrings LLP (where he is Head of Office) for many years where he acts for individuals and companies in connection with a wide variety of business related matters. His clients include not only UK companies but also credit insurers, US and French clients often involving multi-jurisdictional disputes. He has also been actively involved in a number of trust related issues over the past few years acting for trustees and beneficiaries as the lead partner in a number of high profile and reported cases.

Robert is the UK contributor to a French legal textbook on EU member country legal systems “Prevention et Gestion du Contentieux en Europe”.


  • Banking & Finance
  • Commercial Contracts
  • Insolvency
  • Partnership & Shareholder
  • Sale of Goods & Services
  • Trusts Wills & Probate
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