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    Baria Ahmed

    Barrister & Mediator

    Client Feedback: “Calm and constructive approach which oiled the wheels for the deal.”   Overview Baria is a UK qualified barrister, mediator, arbitrator and alternative dispute resolution (ADR) consultant and has worked in the field internationally since 2003. Previously the Head of CEDR Solve, the leading ADR services provider in Europe, and latterly having established … Continued

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    Heather Allen

    Chambers Mediator

    “…calm and measured, and brilliant at dialling down the emotion between parties…” “A winning combination of pragmatism and insight.” Chambers & Partners Guide to the Legal Profession CEDR Accreditation:  1994 Panel Admission:  1996 Languages:  English Location:  United Kingdom Heather Allen has been a professional mediator since 1995 and is a founder member of the CEDR … 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

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    Stephen Barker

    Chambers Mediator

    Client feedback: His approach was very patient, measured and creative” – Client Feedback “Mr Barker was astonishingly effective.” – Client Feedback Languages English Overview 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 … Continued

  • Stephen Bate

    Chambers Mediator

    “Success was to a large extent due to the skill, expertise and persistence of Stephen. I would not hesitate to recommend Stephen as a mediator.” – Partner City Law Firm Languages English Stephen Bate is a full-time mediator and member of CEDR Chambers, both CEDR and IMI accredited. He is also a mediation panel member of the … Continued

  • Sheila Bates


    Client Feedback: “… as a mediator she builds trust remains impartial and concentrates on the issues to hand and finds a solution.” Languages English, French Overview Sheila Bates is an international business and dispute resolution professional. She was accredited as mediator by CEDR in 2007. Her experience has been gained in HR, Workplace and Employment, … Continued

  • Stephanie Bown

    Medico-Legal Adviser, Mediator & Conciliator

    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

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    Stephen Boyd

    Barrister, Neutral

    Client Feedback: “… a calm, confident and analytical mediator”   Overview Stephen Boyd is a practising barrister, arbitrator and mediator specialising in commercial and property dispute resolution. He brings people skills, commercial experience and legal knowledge to the resolution of disputes and his proficiency in several European languages has proved particularly useful in resolving cross … 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

  • Eileen Carroll QC (Hon)

    Principal Mediator and Co-Founder

    Client feedback: “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 … Continued

  • Joanna Cavell

    CEDR Faculty & Mediator

    Client Feedback: “Very astute as to the main issues and made really valuable contributions.”   Overview Having worked in the ADR field for over 20 years, Joanna has built invaluable expertise and knowledge of what makes mediation both a time and cost-effective settlement process. She has extensive experience in both face to face – one … Continued

  • Laurence Cobb

    Solicitor, Neutral, Conciliator

    Client Feedback: “The mediator had an excellent grasp of the situation. He was personable, easy to talk to, he created a relaxed atmosphere for everybody.”   Overview Laurence Cobb has sat as mediator in a large number and variety of disputes and has also attended many mediations over the years as a party representative. As … Continued

  • Fiona Colquhoun

    Principal Consultant & Mediator

    Fiona is a highly experienced Mediator, Facilitator, Coach, and Consultant with considerable breadth and expertise, and many years Board level executive experience in both the business and public sectors. As one of the few UK non-lawyer mediators ranked highly in the Chambers and Legal 500 Directories, Fiona has built her successful mediation and ADR practice … Continued

  • Jeremy Connell

    Mediator & Psychotherapist

    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

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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

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    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

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    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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Stephen Fielding

    Stephen Fielding

    Barrister & Commercial Mediator

    Client Feedback: “After two years of torment we can get on with our lives again, thanks in no small part to your efforts, skill and persistence – you couldn’t have done more” Client Feedback   Overview Stephen is regarded as a leading practitioner nationally in the field of probate and inheritance disputes having mediated over … Continued

  • John Fordham

    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

  • Tracey Fox

    Mediator, Coach, Facilitator

    Client Feedback: “Very calm, maintained composure when things got tough, yet maintained control of the situation and people.” “I just want to say thank you for your wonderful efforts yesterday. XXXX reported back this morning, and showed me the Statement you’d drawn up, and I am absolutely thrilled that you managed to make such headway. … Continued

  • Neil Goodrum

    Chambers Mediator

    Client feedback: “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. … Continued

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    Nicholas Gould

    Solicitor, Mediator & Chartered Surveyor

    Client Feedback: “We have appointed Nicholas a number of times to act as mediator. We cannot fault him in this role and will be using him again.”   Overview Nicholas Gould is a very experienced and highly regarded mediator. He is a dual qualified solicitor and chartered surveyor, and a specialist mediator in the construction sector. … Continued

  • Carolyn Graham

    Mediator & Conflict Coach

    Client Feedback: “…she is very friendly but quite firm and is good at keeping everything right on track…”    Overview Carolyn is an experienced and versatile mediator (CEDR accredited 2003) who applies skills learnt at the sharp end of doing business and managing people to mediate in civil and commercial, employment and workplace disputes, combining commercial instincts … 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 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. … Continued

  • William Ingram Hill

    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

  • Rosemary Jackson QC

    Mediator, Queens Counsel

    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

  • Alan Jacobs

    Chambers Mediator

    “…brought gravitas and a high level of understanding to the mediation and he developed rapport wonderfully.” – Client Feedback Languages: English Alan Jacobs has been involved in dispute resolution for over 30 years, is a senior partner at top 50 law firm, Mills & Reeve, having previously worked at the international law firm, DLA Piper. His mediation … 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

  • 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

  • Jon Lang

    Full Time Mediator & Solicitor

    Client Feedback: “…regarded by many observers as ‘a cut above the rest’…”   Overview Jon Lang is one of the most experienced mediators in the UK.CEDR accredited, Jon became a full-time mediator in May 2005, having spent almost twenty years as a solicitor in private practice, the last six as a partner in the disputes … Continued

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    Mandy Lenton


    Mandy is an experienced mediator with a busy practice. Highly regarded by leading real estate barristers and solicitors, mediation participants frequently remark on her energy, authority and intellect. Mandy brings her drive, energy and commitment to mediating a broad range of disputes. She is equally at home helping FTSE 100 companies embroiled in high profile … Continued

  • Clive Lewis OBE DL

    Clive Lewis OBE DL

    Commercial Mediator

    Client Feedback: “Clive is just about the calmest and most professional mediator I have ever met. He is deeply analytical, thoughtful and sensitive, always looking to facilitate a win-win situation”    Overview Clive Lewis is one of the UK’s leading dispute resolution specialists. He is an accredited commercial mediator specialising in helping to solve complex … Continued

  • Dr Karl Mackie CBE, CEDR Founder & Mediator

    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

  • Andrew Manning Cox

    Mediator & Chartered Arbitrator

    Client Feedback: “… combines gravitas with a calm personality …”    Overview Andrew Manning Cox is a highly experienced lead mediator, instructed to act in disputes spanning a wide cross section of sectors in the UK and internationally. In addition, as a Chartered Arbitrator Andrew is regularly appointed to act as arbitrator by CEDR and … Continued

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    Gill Mansfield

    Commercial mediator

    “She was excellent” “A rare talent for finding practical solutions to problems very quickly” – Client Feedback Languages English Overview Gill Mansfield has over 25 years experience of dealing with and resolving commercial disputes and complex cross-border and international litigation in the UK, Europe, the America’s and across Asia as a commercial lawyer, and she … Continued

  • 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

  • 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

  • Andrew Miller QC

    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

  • Matthew Molloy

    Mediator & Chartered Quantity Surveyor

    Client Feedback: “Thanks Matt, I have to say I didn’t think you’d get it over the line but many thanks for all that you’ve done.”   Overview Matthew has worked in the construction industry since 1987. He qualified as a Chartered Quantity Surveyor in 1993, having completed his studies whilst working with a national contractor. … Continued

  • Nick Pearson

    Chambers Mediator

    “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 … Continued

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    Eve Pienaar

    Chambers Mediator

    Client Feedback: “The calm, measured and consummately professional approach you adopted greatly helped in achieving a resolution to what appeared to be an intractable problem.” Party Representative 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, … Continued

  • Terry Renouf

    Terry Renouf

    Commercial Mediator, Conciliator & Solicitor

    Client Feedback: “Terry Renouf offers clients the depth and breadth of his experience in managing multi-track personal injury claims”.   Overview Terry Renouf was a practising solicitor in a leading dispute resolution practice acting for defendants for 30 years. He left in 2018 to become a full time commercial mediator. Terry was both Managing and … Continued

  • Andy Rogers

    Andy Rogers

    Principal Consultant & Mediator

    Client Feedback: “… not afraid to take control when matters looked impossible to resolve.”   Overview Andy Rogers is a member of the Executive Team at CEDR and a practicing mediator. He has worked on a large number of disputes across varied sectors from the purely commercial to those with highly personal and emotional issues. … Continued

  • Chula Rupasinha

    Chula Rupasinha

    Mediator & Trainer

    Client Feedback: “Chula brought a very high level of professionalism to the mediation and throughout displayed skills that enabled the parties to reach a satisfactory resolution.”    Overview Chula Rupasinha has had a long association with CEDR having been accredited as a mediator in 1999 as part of his work as an expert crisis negotiator. … Continued

  • Stephen Ruttle

    Stephen Ruttle QC

    Full Time Mediator, Queens Council

    Client Feedback: “Wonderful presence, brilliant at narrowing down the issues quickly.“    Overview Stephen Ruttle QC has been a full time ADR practitioner for over 10 years and spends the majority of his time mediating major disputes in the UK and internationally. He has successfully mediated close to 1000 intractable commercial disputes with sums involved, in … Continued

  • Richard Schaverien

    Full Time Mediator

    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

  • Susanne Schuler

    Susanne Schuler

    CEDR Director of Training, Senior Consultant & Mediator

    Client Feedback: “Susanne’s professional skills are head and shoulders above other practitioners. I was impressed by her astute communications skills and her levels of cross-cultural awareness. I would recommend Susanne to those seeking an extraordinary professional who will deliver something powerful and resolve complex issues whilst respecting relationships.” Languages English, French, German, Spanish Overview Susanne … Continued

  • Joe Shammah

    Chambers Mediator

    Tenacious and dedicated to the cause of settlement” – Client Feedback   Overview Joe Shammah has been a practising mediator for nearly 15 years and has mediated close to 200 disputes. A practising lawyer for many years Joe uses his extensive experience to good effect in his mediation practice that covers a wide spectrum of commercial … Continued

  • Caroline Sheridan

    Chambers Mediator

    The “amenable” Sheridan “quickly establishes trust in mediations” and “doesn’t let the parties go off on a tangent” – Chambers & Partners Guide to the Legal Profession 2012   Overview Caroline Sheridan is a highly regarded full time professional mediator and executive coach from a financial services background. Over a number of years, she has successfully helped parties to resolve their issues … Continued

  • Kevin Smyth

    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 retired solicitor having formerly been a Director, Senior Partner and Head of Litigation of his firm. … Continued

  • James South

    James South

    CEDR Chief Executive, Senior Consultant & Mediator

    Client Feedback: “Good at controlling the discussion so that the parties did not escalate.“ Languages English, Spanish Overview James South is CEDR’s Chief Executive, lead trainer of CEDR Mediator Training Faculty and one of the most experienced dispute resolution consultants. James, a qualified lawyer in his native New Zealand has 20 years’ experience as a … 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

  • 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

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    Joseph Tirado

    Solicitor & Arbitrator

    Client Feedback: “Joe did an excellent job.  He was professional, enthusiastic and detail-oriented throughout the process. My client had never mediated before in any venue, and was impressed with Joe’s management of the proceeding, including the pre-mediation communications and the mediation itself. I would certainly recommend Joe to other litigants, and would use him again … 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

  • Ana Virginia Bauder

    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

  • CEDR Mediator & Trainer, Wolf Von Kumberg

    Wolf Von Kumberg

    Arbitrator, Mediator

    Client Feedback: “Well placed to understand the needs of business people.”   Languages English, German & Italian Overview Wolf is a leading internationally recognised independent arbitrator and mediator practising globally out of London, Washington D.C and Abu Dhabi. He has a broad range of experience in alternative dispute resolution (ADR) and conflict management. He has been … Continued

  • Frederick Way, Head of the CEDR Foundation

    Frederick Way

    CEDR Employee, Mediator, Conciliator & 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 panel mediator, trainer and Head of the CEDR Foundation. Having trained as a barrister, Frederick now leads all of CEDR’s research and charitable projects through the CEDR Foundation. As a mediator, Frederick … Continued

  • Philip Williams, CEDR Trainer, Mediator & Coach

    Philip Williams

    CEDR Employee, Mediator, Senior Consultant & Conciliator

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

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