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  • Graham Massie

    Chief Operating Officer

    Graham has over 25 years’ experience as a business consultant and trainer of technical and business skills. After qualifying as a Chartered Accountant, he spent ten years with KPMG London where he ran a professional services department responsible for a broad cross-section of clients ranging from major PLCs to small owner-managed businesses. During this period … Continued

  • Stephen Fielding

    Barrister & Commercial Mediator

    Client Feedback: “…a warm and calm demeanour which instantly sets people at ease…”   Overview Stephen Fielding is regarded as a leading practitioner nationally in the field of probate and inheritance disputes having mediated over 170 cases with all but a handful resulting in settlement. A barrister, Stephen has been practising as a mediator for … Continued

  • John Owen

    Mediator, Marine Insurance

    Client Feedback: “Has used his mediation and ADR training to avoid contentious litigation in all but a few circumstances in more than 25 years.”   Overview Having worked eighteen years at sea in the merchant navy and a further 26 years within the marine insurance community, John established Bernicia Marine Consultants Limited to provide expertise … Continued

  • Fionnuala McCredie QC

    Barrister, Mediator

    Client Feedback: “Develops strong relationships with her clients, which means she understands their business and commercial objectives ”   Overview Fionnuala McCredie specialises in the fields of construction and engineering, commercial contract disputes, public procurement, energy and environment. Recent work includes:  PFI disputes, public procurement challenges and judicial review and public procurement advisory work professional negligence … Continued

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    Joseph Tirado

    Solicitor & Arbitrator

    Client Feedback: “Had no difficulty in establishing a good rapport and indeed, has a presence that instils confidence.” Languages English, Spanish Overview Joe Tirado is Co-Head of International Arbitration and ADR at Garrigues UK LLP. He has over 20 years of dispute resolution experience during which time he has handled hundreds of cases as a … Continued

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    Eve Pienaar

    Chambers Mediator

    Client Feedback: “Eve was excellent. She was very competent, creative, patient and empathetic.” Languages English, French Professional Background Eve is a solicitor by background and a highly experienced commercial mediator. She has a wide range of expertise and mediates high value, multi-party and complex mediation cases. Her practice specialises in Technology and Construction Court and … Continued

  • Andrew Miller QC

    QC Mediator

    Client Feedback:  “Andrew definitely made a difference by helping the parties focus on their real needs to reach resolution. Andrew is very skilled and made the process virtually painless. This is how mediation is supposed to work.”   Overview Andrew Miller QC has almost 30 years of experience of dealing with and resolving commercial disputes … Continued

  • Andrew Lancaster

    Mediator & Legal Partner

    Client Feedback: “Andrew was superb; I liked his style. He knew when to apply a little push and when to back off. He is a very professional and obviously very experienced person.”   Overview Andrew trained as a mediator with CEDR in 2002 and has since conducted in excess of 150 mediations in the Private, … Continued

  • Robert Gaitskell QC

    Queens Counsel, Electrical Engineer

    Client Feedback: “He was tuned into the issues…very astute…able to be flexible and came up with proposals.”   Overview Dr Robert Gaitskell was first accredited as a mediator by CEDR in January 1999. He has since conducted over 150 mediations in the commercial, construction and intellectual property sector, many of an international nature. Robert has … Continued

  • Heather Allen

    Chambers Mediator

    A winning combination of pragmatism and insight.” – Partners Guide to the Legal Profession Languages: English Heather Allen has been a professional mediator since 1995 and is a founder member of the CEDR Chambers Practice Group. She combines her experience from a career in the commercial world with her legal qualification as a barrister to assist in … Continued

  • Richard Schaverien

    Full Time Mediator & Consultant Solicitor

    Client Feedback: “His style of ease and confidence let the parties resolve the issues without the usual volatile situations that can arise.”   Overview Richard Schaverien has been an active mediator for nearly 20 years and has used his skills and experience in a wide range of sectors to assist parties in the settlement of … Continued

  • Philip Williams

    CEDR Employee, Mediator & Senior Consultant

    Client Feedback: “Philip brings insightful, real-world stress-tested, knowledge, skills and experience to professionals seeking that edge in negotiation, mediation or conflict resolution.”    

  • Nicholas Stewart QC

    Queens Counsel & Mediator

    Client Feedback: “Nick Stewart QC is a charming man and a safe pair of hands, with “a reassuring manner and a great ability to put everyone at their ease”.”

  • Stephanie Bown

    Medico-Legal Adviser & Mediator

    Client Feedback: “Stephanie is an excellent facilitator who pitched content extremely well and kept control.”   Overview Stephanie Bown practiced as a doctor in the NHS for eleven years before completing a law degree and joining the Medical Protection Society (MPS) working in the field of professional indemnity and risk management for twenty years. She … Continued

  • Jeremy Connell

    Company Director, Mediator

    Client Feedback: “He was very professional, was a wonderful listener and he built up trust very, very quickly”   Overview Jeremy is particularly well placed to mediate cases charged with high emotion, drawing on his 20 years of experience as a psychotherapist specialising in trauma and stress management. He acquired his mediation skills through a unique … Continued

  • Tim Hardy

    Chambers Mediator

    “You conducted the mediation with great courtesy, patience and diligence. I have no doubt, but for your great efforts, we would have not been able to achieve settlement“ – Solicitor Feedback, 2017 Languages: English Tim Hardy has been mediating for over ten years, working with parties to resolve disputes across a broad spectrum of commercial sectors. He … Continued

  • Peter Thompson

    Neutral & Solicitor

    Client Feedback: “Peter achieved more in one day than we were all able to achieve in over 18 months.”   Overview Peter Thompson is a solicitor and who has been involved in the resolution of employment disputes for over 30 years. Acknowledged as an expert in employment and partnership disputes Peter has undertaken nearly 100 … Continued

  • Ana Virginia Bauder

    Lawyer, Mediator, Conciliator & Adjudicator

    Client Feedback: “Excellent in all respects. She had a robust style; yet approachable, and very aware of financial and legal issues.” Languages English, Italian, Spanish Overview Ana Virginia is an international female young full-time CEDR mediator with more than 10 years of experience. She is an independent ADR Consultant, CEDR trainer, conciliator and adjudicator, dual-qualified … Continued

  • William Ingram Hill

    Commercial mediator

     “His calm, rational and approachable manner allows him to disarm those in conflict and assist with reaching a swift and practical resolution.  His reputation for success is based on his genuine desire to solve any problem.”  Lawyer Feedback CEDR Accreditation: 2016 CEDR Panel Admission: 2020 Languages: English Location: United Kingdom   William draws on his … Continued

  • Abigail Day

    Mediator & Arbitrator

    Client Feedback: “Tenacious and driven, she finds a way to make things happen.”   Overview Abigail Day is a full-time mediator and arbitrator, formerly a partner in an international corporate law firm.  She is an arbitrator, adjudicator and conciliator for a range of ADR schemes including the Communications and Internet Adjudication Scheme (CISAS), the Independent … Continued

  • Daniel Stilitz QC

    Barrister & Mediator

    Client Feedback: “…demonstrated a clear ability to focus the parties and encourage them to make progress.”   Overview Daniel Stilitz has been a practising mediator for over 10 years and has mediated close to 50 disputes in that time. His mediation work is predominately in the fields of employment, partnership, public law and commercial contract. … Continued

  • Malcolm Currie

    Mediator & CEDR Faculty

    Overview Malcolm’s proven acumen in industrial relations, and understanding of UK-wide employment law, gives him a broad base of knowledge from which to draw. With a background working with public, private and third sectors, in disciplines as diverse as science, conservation, heritage, arts, energy, engineering and health, he is consistently equal and fair for all … Continued

  • Robert Juniper

    Mediator, Construction Adjudicator & Quantity Surveyor

    Client Feedback: “Able to steer the process and maintain progress throughout the day.”    Overview Robert Juniper has conducted over 75 mediations, mainly related to his speclist areas of expertise namely construction, engineering and property. He is the former Senior Partner of surveying practice The Daniel Connal Partnership based in Colchester and remains an active … Continued

  • Gerard Khoshnaw

    Chambers Mediator

    “He understood the personal dynamics and got to grips with the issues quickly.” “…persistent & determined…” – Mediation Feedback Languages: English Gerard Khoshnaw is a very experienced commercial mediator with a very high rate of success in helping parties reach settlement since 1999 . Recognised and highly recommended by both the Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners, … Continued

  • Peter Vinden

    Arbitrator, Adjudicator & Chartered Quantity Surveyor

    Client Feedback: “Peter’s experience and guidance was invaluable in getting a very difficult dispute resolved with an ingenious solution.”   Overview Peter Vinden is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor, Arbitrator, Adjudicator and Expert with 30 years’ experience of commercial dispute resolution. He mediates in construction, engineering, banking, finance and insurance disputes throughout Europe and the UK. … Continued

  • Oliver Segal QC

    Queens Council, Mediator

    Client Feedback: “Relaxed assured style, engages well with the parties from the start.”    Overview Oliver Segal is a practising barrister at Old Square Chambers who specialises in the fields of employment and discrimination, contract and commercial law. Having gained considerable experience acting as a representative in mediations for many years Oliver is now bringing … Continued

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    Amrik Kandola

    Commercial Mediator

    Client Feedback: “Your approach was exactly what was required. You had a real understanding of the case and the drivers for settlement. Given the personalities involved, it was hard work, but you kept the mediation process moving forward and we got the deal done – thank you” Languages English Overview Amrik Kandola has almost 30 … Continued

  • Dorcas Crawford

    Senior Legal Partner & Mediator

    Client Feedback: “Her efforts to achieve a resolution were quite heroic. She saw possibilities where we only saw hopelessness.”   Overview Dorcas Crawford is the Senior Partner at Edwards & Co since 1987. She specialised in litigation for most of her career, culminating in representing 5,000 police officers in a Group action for psychiatric injury. … Continued

  • Rosemary Jackson QC

    Mediator, Queens Counsel, Crown Court Recorder

    Client Feedback: “Adopts a firm but charming manner”    Overview Rosemary Jackson is in full-time practice as a Mediator and Conciliator. This follows a successful practice at the Construction Bar from 1983, when she joined Keating Chambers as the first female specialist building counsel at the English Bar, until October 2014. Up to January 2018, … Continued

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    Mandy Lenton

    Chambers Mediator

    “She has great authority and presence with clients and other professionals.” – Client Feedback Languages English The former Head of Real Estate Litigation at Clifford Chance, Mandy now focuses purely on mediation. She brings her drive, energy and commitment to mediating a broad range of commercial disputes. Mandy is equally at home helping FTSE 100 companies embroiled … Continued

  • Sir David Foskett

    Mediator, Barrister

    Client Feedback: “…attentive, considerate, knowledgeable, down to earth and helpful”     Overview David trained as a mediator with CEDR in 2002 and acted as a mediator in addition to his practice as a barrister for several years prior to his appointment as a High Court Judge in 2007.  He was variously described by those … Continued

  • Eileen Carroll QC (Hon)

    Principal Mediator and Co-Founder

    “She settled the unsettleable” “She led the most effective opening session I have ever seen.” “She has a very unique, dynamic and proactive approach to mediation” Languages English Overview Eileen started her career in the international chemical industry before becoming a partner in the city law firm Turner Kenneth Brown (now CMS) where she was … Continued

  • Geoffrey Greenhouse

    Mediator & Solicitor

    Client Feedback: “He has a calm, nice, patient manner.”   Overview Geoffrey Greenhouse specialises in mediating disputes where there are highly emotive issues, particularly where parties have had, and might continue to have, an on-going family or business relationship. A mediator of over 50 disputes in recent years Geoffrey is regularly chosen to mediate as … Continued

  • Beverley Vara


    Client Feedback: “Beverley Vara is a “very supportive and helpful” mediator who is regularly appointed to property disputes and cases involving professional negligence. One impressed observer states that “she was very good and skilled in moving the parties to settle” and “she was instrumental in getting the parties out of their entrenched positions.”   Overview … Continued

  • William Lister

    Solicitor, Neutral

    Client Feedback: “You emphasised your role and this was the opportunity for the parties to sort it out without resorting to [the] court process. Overall, a good experience for all concerned.” Languages English Overview Bill acts for a wide range of UK, US and European corporate and private clients in the fields of: Intellectual Property: … Continued

  • Diana Wallis

    Lawyer & Mediator

    Client Feedback: “Diana always deploys a skilled and constructive attitude.”   Overview          Diana Wallis is a qualified lawyer and former member of the European Parliament where she held senior positions including Vice President of the Parliament. Having stepped away from politics in 2014 Diana is now bringing her considerable expertise in diplomacy to mediation work … Continued

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    Michael Cover

    Solicitor, Arbitrator, Mediator and Adjudicator

    Client Feedback: “(Michael’s) skills as a mediator enabled the ill-will that was evident at the outset to be diffused”   Overview Michael Cover is a solicitor and now a full time independent ADR professional with 25 years’ experience. He has undertaken over 230 mediations related to claims across a broad spectrum of sectors and is … Continued

  • Frederick Way

    CEDR Employee, Mediator & Barrister (non-practising)

    Client Feedback: “Frederick was very good… he gave balance to the mediation…  very professional… very well prepared in advance.”   Overview  Frederick is a CEDR accredited mediator, a conciliator for the Funeral Industry and an adjudicator for the CISAS scheme. Frederick originally read English at the University of Cambridge before taking an MA in American Studies at … Continued

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    Stephen Barker

    Chambers Mediator

    His approach was very patient, measured and creative” – Client Feedback “Mr Barker was astonishingly effective.” – Client Feedback Languages English Stephen Barker was a practising lawyer for 25 years before leaving private practice in 2012 to become a full-time commercial mediator. As a mediator, Stephen brings together his deep understanding of commercial litigation and arbitration with … Continued

  • Tony Allen

    Chambers Mediator

    Tony Allen is a former long-standing Director of CEDR and a CEDR Solve mediator. He became a CEDR accredited mediator in 1996 and joined the CEDR Training Faculty a year later, initially dealing with training lawyers in representing clients at mediation and is now a lead member on CEDR’s Mediator Skills Training Course. After over twenty-five … Continued

  • Anthony Blasdale

    Mediator, Arbitrator & Chartered Surveyor

    Client Feedback: “Persistent … just kept going, never seemed to tire … really made us believe that a settlement could be achieved.”   Overview Anthony Blasdale is a practising chartered surveyor, arbitrator and mediator. With over 40 years’ experience of commercial and residential property, land and development experience, his mediation work covers general commercial contract … Continued

  • Peter Nias

    Full Time Mediator & Barrister

    Client Feedback: “…appreciates the individual circumstances and needs of the companies he deals with.”   Overview Peter Nias is a practising tax specialist Barrister at Pump Court Tax Chambers and former partner at the law firm of McDermott Will & Emery UK LLP. Since obtaining CEDR Accreditation in 2010 Peter has been focusing his time … Continued

  • Christopher Miers


    Overview Regularly instructed in respect of the avoidance and resolution of construction disputes. Experienced in Africa, Asia, Caribbean, CIS, Europe and the Middle East and regularly working in Latin America. Professional Background Christopher Miers is Chartered Architect, Chartered Arbitrator, Mediator, Adjudicator and a Dispute Board Member, qualified both as an architect and in construction law. … Continued

  • Patrick Sherrington

    United Kingdom | Mediator & Legal Partner

    Client Feedback: “By concentrating on the benefits of a commercial settlement, Patrick side-swept problems.”

  • Neil Goodrum

    Chambers Mediator

    He got to the nub of the issues very quickly and painlessly” – Client Feedback Languages: English Neil Goodrum is a full time CMC Registered mediator and member of CEDR’s Training Faculty. He has extensive experience in mediating disputes in many different industries with amounts in dispute ranging from relatively modest sums to millions of pounds. Neil is … Continued

  • Jane Player

    Chambers Mediator

    Jane is not afraid to get stuck in and work with the parties towards a settlement.” – Mediation Feedback Languages: English Jane Player is a highly experienced full-time mediator who has been privy to some of the first mediations in the UK having started her career at Turner Kenneth Brown which housed CEDR’s first home. Jane regularly … Continued

  • David Owen QC

    QC Barrister & Commercial Mediator

    Client Feedback: “David has all the qualities of a successful mediator. He is smart, patient, kind, attentive and thoughtful. He is both a good communicator and a sensitive listener.”   Overview David Owen is a Queen’s Counsel with over 30 years of experience of resolving commercial disputes. He mediates cases in a wide range of … Continued

  • Felicity Steadman

    Felicity Steadman

    CEDR Faculty, Full Time Mediator

    Client Feedback: “Her manner creates trust and confidence in her ability.”   Overview Felicity Steadman has been a professional in the field of dispute resolution for over 20 years. After a distinguished career in South Africa as a mediator and arbitrator she was trained and accredited by CEDR in 2003 and is now an established … Continued

  • John Fordham

    Solicitor & Arbitrator

    Client Feedback: “He had a good grasp of the issues and reality-tested the litigation risk well.”   Overview A partner at Stephenson Harwood and Head of Commercial Litigation, John has significant mediation experience, both as mediator and party representative. John was accredited as a mediator by CEDR in 1995 and has been mediating regularly ever … Continued

  • John Quilter

    CEDR Faculty & Neutral

    Client Feedback: “The parties were a long way apart and … a settlement was reached … and this was down to the mediator’s efforts.”   Overview John Quilter is practicing mediator and with over 10 years’ experience mediating commercial disputes with national and international organisations related to a variety of contractual disputers between businesses. He … Continued

  • Mark Summerfield

    Mediator & Commercial Litigator

    Client Feedback: “His manner with the parties was open and straight forward; he was highly intelligent and pleasant company.”   Overview Mark Summerfield’s mediation practice has developed over the past 20 years, complementing his commercial litigation practice which began 24 years ago at a large City firm. His experience varies from multi-million pound international disputes … Continued

  • Lisa Drake

    CEDR Faculty, Mediator & Conflict Management Coach

    Client Feedback: “Focused, energetic, committed and helpful right through the end.” Overview Accredited Mediator, executive coach and mediation and conflict management trainer, Lisa Drake has over 20 years of experience of mediation and conflict management. She is passionate about assisting parties to reach acceptable and workable solutions to enable all parties to focus on the … Continued

  • Anne Coles

    Lawyer, Mediator & Managing Director

    Client Feedback: “Well prepared and very good insightful understanding of the dynamics of the dispute.”   Overview Anne Coles has been actively involved in mediation for over 20 years as a lawyer, mediator and managing director. She is an expert in dealing with difficult employment and professional partnership disputes having worked on complex and sensitive … Continued

  • Gillian Caroe

    Chambers Mediator & CEDR Faculty

    Client Feedback: “Gillian has a natural ease and confidence in the role of the mediator and superb communication skills.”  Languages English Overview Gillian Caroe has been a practising mediator since 2004 (CEDR accredited 2005). Throughout her mediation career, she has been involved in hundreds of successful interventions. She has mediated disputes across a wide range … Continued

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    Wolf Von Kumberg

    Arbitrator, Mediator

    Client Feedback: “Well placed to understand the needs of business people.”   Languages English, German Overview Wolf Jürgen von Kumberg is a qualified arbitrator and mediator with a wide-ranging interest in alternative dispute resolution (ADR) and conflict management. He has been involved as counsel in a large variety of international commercial litigation and arbitration proceedings in … Continued

  • Dr Karl Mackie CBE

    Founder President

    Karl is one of the best-known names in commercial mediation practice and brings both professional commitment and legal and business psychology training to his core practice. He has worked on some of the most complex civil and commercial cases to go through the English legal system, including the first substantial Court of Appeal mediation (NRG), Maxwell Pension Trusts, … Continued

  • Charles Feeny

    Barrister & Mediator

    Client Feedback: “He is able to cut through the most complicated of matters and quickly arrive at the nub of any dispute.”   Overview Charles has been a practising barrister for nearly 40 years.  He started in a general Common Law Chambers where he had experience of almost the entire range of common law litigation … Continued

  • Christopher Ennis

    Mediator & Chartered Quantity Surveyor

    Client Feedback: “…skillfully removing feelings of animosity so that a deal could be done.”   Overview Chris Ennis has over 35 years’ experience in the Construction Industry, for the last 20 years specialising in expert witness work in the area of quantum analysis along with work as a neutral mediator, adjudicator or arbitrator where he … Continued

  • Kevin Smyth

    Full Time Mediator & Solicitor

    Client Feedback: “…sensible, thoughtful and finally managed to broker an agreement when initially the parties were poles apart… He is uniquely qualified to be a mediator. He is dedicated, organised, experienced and proficient.”   Overview Kevin Smyth is a Director and former Head of Litigation at Burt Brill & Cardens Ltd, Solicitors. Since 1st May … Continued

  • David Daly

    Barrister & Mediator

    Client Feedback: “… he was very persuasive making sure the parties kept the goal of settlement in mind.”    Overview David Daly has been an active mediator for over seven years mediating over 150 disputes in a variety of sectors particularly those aligned to his expertise in property related matters. He is also an experienced mediator … Continued

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