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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 her … Continued

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    Heather Allen


    Client Feedback “…calm and measured, and brilliant at dialling down the emotion between parties…” “A winning combination of pragmatism and insight.” CEDR Accreditation: 1994 Panel Admission: 1996 Languages: English Overview 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 … Continued

  • Tony Allen


    Client Feedback “…effectively works his way through seemingly irresolvable disputes.” – Chambers & Partners Guide to the Legal Profession Languages English Overview Tony Allen has handled over 500 mediations during his career and is regarded as a pioneer in mediating and developing mediation for clinical negligence, personal injury, and related professional indemnity and insurance claims, … Continued

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    Stephen Barker


    Client Feedback “His approach was very patient, measured and creative” “Mr Barker was astonishingly effective.” 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 litigation and arbitration with a … Continued

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    Stephen Bate


    Client Feedback “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 Overview Stephen Bate is a full-time CEDR mediator, both CEDR and IMI accredited. Since 2003, he has mediated a very wide range of … 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

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    Marcus Bowman


    Client Feedback “…my sincere thanks for your efforts and skill in bringing the parties together. We are very pleased with how the process was handled…” Languages English Overview Marcus was a practicing solicitor and partner in a leading dispute resolution practice in the City of London acting for commercial clients for over 30 years. He … Continued

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    Stephen Boyd

    Barrister and Mediator

    Client Feedback “… a calm, confident and analytical mediator” Overview Stephen Boyd is a practising barrister, mediator and arbitrator specialising in wills, trusts and probate, property and commercial disputes. He is a graduate of the ACTAPS course. He has great people skills and is good at building rapport with parties. He brings long experience, careful … Continued

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    Julia Burns


    Client Feedback “Julia has a real talent for resolving difficult, complex and emotional disputes. I am endlessly impressed with her ability to quickly grasp the issues and go above and beyond to guide the parties to a successful resolution. She is highly creative in finding win:win solutions and is refreshingly committed to resolving disputes as … Continued

  • Gillian Caroe

    Mediator & CEDR Faculty

    Client Feedback “Gillian has a natural ease and confidence in the role of the mediator and superb communication skills.”  Languages English, Italian 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 … Continued

  • Eileen Carroll KC (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 A CMC Fellow, Joanna has worked in the ADR field for over 20 years. She has extensive experience in both face to face – one day and time limited – and telephone and virtual mediations involving both unrepresented and fully … Continued

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    Iain Christie


    Client Feedback “The mediator played a blinder!” Languages English Overview A full-time mediator since 2014 (first accredited in 2004), Iain has successfully resolved hundreds of disputes drawing on his expertise as barrister, diplomat, certified coach and qualified facilitator. Comfortable with handling conflict at all levels of complexity, Iain brings developed skills in negotiation, communication and … Continued

  • Laurence Cobb

    Mediator, Conciliator, and CEDR Faculty

    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 and continues to act as mediator in a large number and variety of disputes since 2015 and has also attended many mediations over the years … Continued

  • Fiona Colquhoun

    Principal Consultant & Mediator

    Client Feedback “Fiona is very effective at engaging with both sides” and “She constantly provides a forum to discuss and negotiate and manages to defuse or moderate anger without ever being patronising.” – Chambers Directory Languages English Overview Fiona Colquhoun is one of the most experienced lead mediators practising in the UK today. She has … 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 Connell is an exceptional mediator with a remarkable ability to handle cases charged with intense emotion. With 20 years of experience as a trauma and stress management psychotherapist, he draws on his extensive background in … 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 (now non-practising) and full-time independent ADR professional with 20 years’ experience. He has undertaken over 260 mediations related to claims across a broad spectrum of sectors and is considered to … Continued

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    Shona Crallan


    Client Feedback “Having you at the helm, a bastion of calm at the centre of this, has been hugely beneficial.” Languages English Overview Shona Crallan has two decades experience in litigation, corporate law, human rights law and policy. She has been a practicing mediator since 2017, managing and resolving disputes across a range of sectors, … 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


    Client Feedback “Incisive and commercial”, “Calm and unflappable” Overview Abigail Day is an experienced full-time mediator, formerly a partner in an international corporate law firm. Professional Background Abigail combines the ability to handle complex legal issues with a good understanding of commercial requirements. With a background in working on high-value commercial deals, she approaches mediation … 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

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    Nikki Edwards


    Client Feedback “ Nikki was calm and collected through a difficult mediation. She was supportive in the face of a difficult stance taken by the opposition and worked through our pros and cons with a calm and experienced approach.” Languages English Overview Nikki has almost 20 years’ experience of dealing with and resolving commercial disputes. … 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 has … 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 coming … 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 170 … Continued

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    Mia Forbes Pirie


    Client Feedback “Mia has a way about her – a special gift of being able calmly to understand people deeply, quickly, coupled with a sense of how then to tailor her responses accordingly. I think most people have an imbalance between emotion and intellect. It strikes me that Mia doesn’t. She doesn’t just have that … Continued

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    Nicolas Fournier

    Mediator, Conciliator

    Client Feedback “his ability to quickly assimilate complex technical concepts and key commercial issues at stake” Languages English, French, Chinese (Mandarin), Spanish Overview Nicolas Fournier is a full-time commercial mediator, after a first 25-year career as CEO / Managing Director in listed international industrial companies. He has mediated commercial and legal disputes involving commercial contracts, … Continued

  • Tracey Fox

    Mediator, Coach, Facilitator

    Client Feedback “Incredible mediator. I was able to reach an agreement I am happy with and now have closure and I give a lot of credit to the way the session was run in allowing this. I would highly recommend mediation as a whole but especially Tracey as a mediator!” Overview Tracey is a transformative, … Continued

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    Emma Gooding


    Client Feedback “Emma was superb, she was great with clients and handled the entire mediation process from start to finish in a professional manner. She was able to assist the parties to reach settlement, which in this case was no easy feat. I would highly recommend to others” Languages English Overview Emma became a CEDR … Continued

  • Neil Goodrum


    Client Feedback “He got to the nub of the issues very quickly and painlessly”  Languages English Overview Neil Goodrum is a full time mediator, CMC Fellow and member of CEDR’s Chambers panel of mediators. He has extensive experience in mediating disputes in many different industries with amounts in dispute ranging from relatively modest sums to … Continued

  • Nicholas Gould

    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 with … Continued

  • Dr Andrzej Grossman

    Principal Consultant & Mediator

    Client Feedback “Fair, forward-thinking and tenacious; he came across as a person of real integrity” Overview Andy gained his CEDR Mediator Accreditation in 1996. He also undertook specialist facilitation training by the Massachusetts based, Public Conversations Project, is a certified Henley Business School coach and holds a Doctorate of Professional Studies in commercial mediation development. … Continued

  • Tim Hardy


    Client Feedback “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 Overview Tim Hardy has been mediating for over ten years, working with parties to resolve disputes across a broad spectrum … Continued

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    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.” Languages English Overview Peter is a full-time commercial mediator who has settled private, civil, commercial, litigation in person and workplace disputes from points of principle to sums involving millions. … Continued

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    Matthew Hill


    Client Feedback “He quickly got to the essence of the case, employing a pragmatic and provocative style.” Languages English Overview Qualifying as a CEDR accredited Workplace and Employment Mediator in early 2019, Matthew has already completed over 125+ mediations, conciliations, and adjudications, dealing with customer and individual complaints in the areas of building work, funeral … Continued

  • Patricia Hitchcock profile

    Patricia Hitchcock KC


    Client Feedback “Incredibly experienced and detailed – a very impressive QC.” “She has a sharp mind, but takes a very caring approach towards her clients.” Languages English, French, basic German Overview Patricia retired from civil practice after 33 years at the Bar on 6th September 2021, to focus on judicial and mediation work. She trained … Continued

  • William Ingram Hill

    William Ingram Hill

    Commercial Mediator

    CEDR Accreditation: 2016 CEDR Panel Admission: 2020 Languages: English Location: United Kingdom Client Feedback  “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 Overview William draws … Continued

  • Rosemary Jackson KC

    Mediator, King's 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, Rosemary … Continued

  • Alan Jacobs

    Alan Jacobs


    Client Feedback “…brought gravitas and a high level of understanding to the mediation and he developed rapport wonderfully.” Languages English Overview Alan Jacobs is a member of the CEDR Chambers panel of the most senior mediators and is a member of CEDR Faculty, training potential mediators. Mediation work includes a wide spectrum of clinical negligence … 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, Public … 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


    Client Feedback “absolutely fantastic from start to finish. [Mandy] is a top-class communicator, a brilliant thinker, and really puts all the clients at ease – very impressive” – Legal 500 2023 Overview Mandy is an experienced mediator with a busy practice. Highly regarded by leading barristers and solicitors, mediation participants frequently remark on her energy, … Continued

  • Roger Levitt

    Full time Commercial and Property Mediator, (Solicitor - now non practising)

    Client Feedback “His encouragement and focus never waivered from the goal of settlement” Languages English Conversational French & Spanish Overview Roger is a Leading Mediator (Legal 500) with 15 years mediation experience (Roger has been qualified as a commercial property solicitor for 40 years – since 2018 non-practising) He has a busy practice and is … Continued

  • Dr Karl Mackie CBE, CEDR Founder & Mediator

    Dr Karl Mackie CBE

    Founder President

    Client Feedback “Handles complex commercial mediations in a seamless way … is clearly at the top of his game” Languages English Overview 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 … 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 a … Continued

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    Gill Mansfield

    Commercial Mediator

    Client Feedback “This was little short of a masterclass in how an effective mediation session should be conducted… I would have no hesitation in highly recommending Gill as a very effective, professional and personable mediator.” Overview Gill Mansfield is a full-time commercial mediator. She has over 25 years’ experience of negotiating deals and successfully dealing … Continued

  • Graham Massie

    Chief Operating Officer

    Client Feedback “…approachable and down to earth and inspired confidence on all levels.” Languages English Overview Graham Massie is a qualified accountant and CEDR Director. He is one of the most experienced accountant mediators in Europe, with expertise across a broad range of sectors and dispute types. Graham is particularly well suited to the mediation … Continued

  • Fionnuala McCredie KC

    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 KC

    KC 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 KC has almost 30 years of experience of dealing with and resolving commercial disputes both … 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. After … Continued

  • Michael O’Shea

    Mediator, Solicitor & Chartered Surveyor

    Client Feedback “Michael O’Shea is an exceptionally talented and commercially aware lawyer with a strong customer focus, ideal to deal with” Languages English Overview Michael is a Partner and Head of Construction & Engineering Dispute Resolution at Gowling WLG (UK) LLP. He qualified and practiced as a Quantity Surveyor with a Tier One contractor before … Continued

  • Nick Pearson


    Client Feedback “His interventions were always to the point and I felt that the parties recognised and valued his obvious experience.” – Mediation Feedback Languages English  Overview Nick Pearson practiced as a solicitor in the UK and internationally for over 30 years in the dispute resolution field including a significant period based in Hong Kong. Since … Continued

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    Eve Pienaar


    Client Feedback “Excels on the commercial mediation stage and is commended for her great talent in de-escalating tension and refocusing the parties on the matter at hand”. Languages English, French, Spanish Overview Eve is a highly regarded commercial mediator, working across a range of commercial sectors including property and construction, professional negligence, shareholder disputes and … Continued

  • Terry Renouf

    Terry Renouf

    Commercial Mediator, Conciliator & Solicitor

    Client Feedback “I was impressed by Terry’s air of quiet authority. He gave the clients the safe space to talk honestly and no one felt pressured by him to settle yet, his guidance was appreciated by all and he encouraged lateral thinking“. Overview Terry Renouf was a practising solicitor in a leading dispute resolution practice … Continued

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    Andy Rogers

    Principal Consultant & Mediator, Membership, Standards & Media Relations

    Client Feedback “…I do not believe it would have been possible to settle without your skilled and assured assistance.” Overview Andy Rogers is a practicing mediator, trainer and member of the Leadership Team at CEDR. He has worked on over 100 disputes across varied sectors from the purely commercial to those with highly personal and … 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. His … Continued

  • Stephen Ruttle

    Stephen Ruttle KC

    Full Time Mediator, Kings Council

    Client Feedback “Wonderful presence, brilliant at narrowing down the issues quickly.“  Overview Stephen Ruttle KC 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 individual … 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 has been an active mediator now for nearly 25 years and is a fellow of the Civil Mediation Council. In addition to Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury mediations, Richard has used … Continued

  • Susanne Schuler

    Director of Training and Consultancy, 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


    Client Feedback “Tenacious and dedicated to the cause of settlement” 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 and … Continued

  • Caroline Sheridan


    Client Feedback 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 … 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. Since … Continued

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    Robin Somerville


    Client Feedback “Calm approach… finding solutions for tricky problems… exceptional… second to none… A really true professional” Languages English Overview Robin is a mediator and barrister specialising in shareholder, partnership, board, business, family business, commercial and technology disputes. He mediates, advises and acts as a mediation advocate, typically in respect of multi-million pound business disputes. … Continued

  • James South

    Managing Director, Senior Consultant & Mediator

    Client Feedback “The clients were quite demanding and difficult, and he got the measure of them very quickly. He was very good at managing the clients, keeping them in check and built up a good rapport.” Languages English, Spanish Overview James South is CEDR’s Managing Director, lead trainer of CEDR Mediator Training Faculty and one … Continued

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    Harry Spurr


    Accreditation: 2016 CEDR Panel: 2022 Location: United Kingdom Client Feedback “One of the best mediators I’ve worked with, and my clients were very impressed too.” (Barrister feedback) Overview Harry is an accomplished and directory-ranked mediator in commercial, civil and property disputes.  Described recently as “one of the best”, “at the top of his profession”, “highly … Continued

  • Felicity Steadman

    CEDR Faculty and Mediator

    Client Feedback “Her manner creates trust and confidence in her ability.” Languages English, Afrikaans Overview Felicity Steadman is an experienced independent mediator having started her practice in 1989. She has mediated over 500 matters in that time. She mediates a wide range of disputes, including employment, workplace and commercial. She is based in Oxford. In … Continued

  • Kelly Stricklin-Coutinho profile

    Kelly Stricklin-Coutinho


    Client Feedback “She is fleet of foot in terms of taking into account evolving circumstances” Languages English Overview Kelly Stricklin-Coutinho is a practicing mediator and a member of CEDR’s Faculty of trainers, where she coaches and assesses on the MST. She is also in practice as a barrister, and previously practised as a solicitor. Her … 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 to … Continued

  • Suzanne Tager profile

    Suzanne Tager

    Commercial Mediator

    Client Feedback “Suzanne got to the crux of the dispute quickly. She was able to mediate with a particularly adversarial opponent to achieve a resolution the client was happy with. The only way to describe Suzanne is cool, calm and collected. She is patient and methodical. I hope I get to work with her again … 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 “Great at absorbing all the key information, listens to all parties’ concerns, and is very adept at helping negotiations to successful conclusions.” Overview Beverley has been a full-time mediator since 2013. She has practiced as a mediator from Maitland Chambers since 2013, prior to which she was a partner in Allen & Overy … Continued

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    Peter Vinden

    Chartered Quantity Surveyor, Arbitrator & Adjudicator

    Client Feedback “He was excellent at giving guidance and in trying to promote an agreement.” “Honest, straight and to the point. Gave the right information to the parties for them to decide.” Languages English Overview Peter Vinden is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor, Arbitrator, Adjudicator and Expert with 30 years’ experience of commercial dispute resolution. He … 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 full-time CEDR mediator with more than 10 years of experience. She is an independent ADR Consultant, CEDR trainer, conciliator and adjudicator, dual-qualified lawyer, who … 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

    Mediator, Senior Consultant and Barrister (non-practising)

    Client Feedback “Frederick’s polite firmness, sensitivity and patience were very effective tools in overcoming each hurdle – the parties made significant progress with Frederick’s expert guidance” Overview  Frederick is a CEDR panel mediator, Senior Dispute Resolution Consultant and Lead Trainer in Mediation, Negotiation and Conflict Management at CEDR. Having trained as a barrister, Frederick has … 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.” Overview Practitioner, trainer, coach; Philip brings insightful, real-world stress-tested, knowledge, skills and experience to professionals seeking that edge in negotiation, mediation or conflict resolution. Frequently asked, ‘so how do you get someone to……….?’ … Continued

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