• 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.”    

  • 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

  • Terry Renouf

    Commercial Mediator & 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

  • Lisa Drake

    CEDR Faculty, Mediator & Conflict Management Coach

    Client Feedback: “Focused, energetic, committed and helpful right through the end.”   Overview A CEDR Accredited Mediator, executive coach and mediation and conflict management trainer, Lisa Drake has over 16 years of experience of mediation and conflict management and is passionate about assisting parties to reach acceptable and workable solutions to enable all parties to … Continued

  • 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”   Overview Amrik Kandola has almost 30 years … 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

  • Sheila Bates

    Mediator & Legal Partner

    Client Feedback: “… as a mediator she builds trust remains impartial and concentrates on the issues to hand and finds a solution.”   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, ICT, automotive, … 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Stuart Chapman

    Mediator

    Client Feedback: “ I really felt that he’d invested the time to understand the dynamics”      Overview Stuart Chapman began mediating full-time in 2008 and since 2010 he has been consistently highly recommended as a mediator by the two leading legal directories. Professional Background Stuart’s background is in commercial dispute resolution and litigation. He … 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

  • 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 in … 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

  • Robert Sear

    Commercial Mediator & Solicitor

    Client Feedback: “Good rapport and good sense of perspective on the case and parties and on tactics.”   Overview 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 … 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

  • 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

  • Steve Clarke

    CEDR Faculty, Commercial Mediator & Insurance Professional

    Client Feedback: “Calm, reassuring, friendly.” Overview Steve Clarke is a practising mediator, insurance industry professional and a lead member of the CEDR Training Faculty. He mediates commercial disputes related to many industries and also works with CEDR, training mediators and others involved in dispute resolution all over the world. Steve has mediated disputes in the … Continued

  • 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

  • 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”   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 a … Continued

  • Abigail Day

    Mediator

    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

  • Gillian Caroe

    CEDR Faculty, Full Time Mediator

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

  • Joseph Tirado

    Solicitor & Arbitrator

    Client Feedback: “Had no difficulty in establishing a good rapport and indeed, has a presence that instils confidence.”   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 mediator, arbitrator, … 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

  • 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

  • Anthony Salata

    Mediator, Chartered Surveyor & Arbitrator

    Client Feedback: “A chartered surveyor with vast experience of mediating professional negligence, construction and property disputes. Observers welcomed his approach in taking a thoughtful consideration of the issues.”   Overview Anthony was an early enthusiast of ADR and Mediation and was one of the first chartered surveyors to be involved in mediation and in mediating … 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

  • Eve Pienaar

    Chambers Mediator

    “Eve was excellent. She was very competent, creative, patient and empathetic.” – Client Feedback Languages: English – French – Spanish 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 … Continued

  • Jonathan Lux

    Full Time Neutral, Former Solicitor

    Client Feedback: “Jonathan has a calm and gracious manner which instils confidence in those with whom he works. He is intelligent and perceptive with an instinct for settlement.”   Overview Jonathan has over 40 years of dispute resolution experience as a Mediator, Arbitrator, Solicitor and Barrister, specialising in international and commercial law. Jonathan’s considerable, diverse … Continued

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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  Recognised in Chambers & Partners and The Legal 500 as a top City litigator, Nick Pearson practiced law internationally for over 30 years in the dispute resolution field including a significant period based … 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

    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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Beverley Vara

    Mediator

    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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Ana Virginia Bauder

    Lawyer, Mediator, Conciliator & Adjudicator

    Client Feedback: “Ana was excellent. She became quite involved. I would certainly use her again.”   Overview Ana Virginia Bauder is a dual qualified lawyer, practising mediator, conciliator and adjudicator who works on commercial and consumer disputes as a member of CEDR’s in-house professional neutrals team. She is a member of the Funeral Service Conciliation … Continued

  • 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

  • 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

  • Charles Middleton Smith

    Mediator & Consultant

    Client Feedback: “… excellent attention to detail and commercial outlook …”   Overview Charles Middleton-Smith is a specialist mediator and consultant who can be relied upon to deal with the inevitable surprises of the mediation process with calmness, authority and optimism. He is regularly appointed in a wide variety of business and legal contexts, with … 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

  • Duncan Campbell

    Chambers Mediator

    The reason we like him is his ability to remain cool and calm, his ability to take the sting out of a dispute.” – Mediation Feedback Languages: English Duncan Campbell is a commercial lawyer and a founding member of the CEDR Chambers practice group of mediators. He has many years’ experience of dispute resolution in industry both … 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

  • 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

  • Susanne Schuler

    CEDR Director of Training, Senior Consultant & Neutral

    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.”   Overview Susanne Schuler is a qualified … 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 member of CEDR Chambers and has mediated a very wide range of civil and commercial disputes with claim values up to £250 … 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

  • 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

  • Dr. Karl Mackie

    Founder President

    Handles complex commercial mediations in a seamless way … is clearly at the top of his game”   Overview Karl Mackie has been recognised by Chambers and Legal 500 as “one of mediation’s biggest names”, ranked as a top leading mediator and described in The Lawyer as one of the top 100 most influential lawyers … Continued

  • Tracey Fox

    CEDR Employee, Neutral & Psychologist

    Client Feedback: “Very calm, maintained composure when things got tough, yet maintained control of the situation and people.”   Overview Tracey Fox is a mediator, psychologist, consultant and Faculty member in the CEDR Skill’s training team. She has close to a decade of experience in dispute resolution and mediates disputes as a member of the … 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Michael Bartlet

    Mediator & Senior ADR Teaching Follow

    Client Feedback: “I believe that without your assistance my clients would have spent thousands at trial unnecessarily”     Overview Michael Bartlet is a course convenor and senior teaching fellow in ADR at SOAS (University of London) where he also teaches Public Law. He is a board member of Mediation Hertfordshire and has trained as a … 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

  • Peter Higgins

    Mediator & Business Director

    Client Feedback: “Peter has an ability to understand the dynamics and interests of the various parties and looks not only at the moving parts between those involved but also at a structured way forward to find potential settlement areas not considered previously.”   Overview A versatile and commercially astute Business Manager / Director with comprehensive … 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

  • 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

  • Tony Willis

    Full Time Mediator, Barrister & Litigator

    Client Feedback “…a popular choice for blockbuster matters where heads might need banging together!”   Overview Tony Willis has been associated with CEDR since its foundation in the early 1990’s. He has been a full time mediator since 1998 undertaking a wide range of financial, business and complex mediations in the UK and in many jurisdictions around the … 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

  • Murray Armes

    Mediator, Chartered Architect & Adjudicator

    Client Feedback: “His firm but informal and patient style helps the parties to unlock problems and to focus on the future and on satisfactory solutions.”   Overview Murray Armes is a construction industry dispute resolution expert who has worked on disputes in the industry all over the world. He is a Chartered Architect, Chartered Arbitrator, … 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

  • 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

  • Patrick Taylor

    Mediator & Commercial Litigation Solicitor

    Client Feedback: “Practical” “Robust” “Calming and charming”   Overview Practising Mediator Patrick Taylor has conducted over 120 mediations and advocated in a similar number for his own clients. His experience began in the 1990’s as a lawyer when resolving disputes for his own clients using the mediation process. Over the last fifteen years Patrick has … Continued

  • James South

    CEDR Managing Director, Senior Consultant & Mediator

    Client Feedback: “Good at controlling the discussion so that the parties did not escalate.“   Overview James South is CEDR’s Managing Director, 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 mediator. 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

  • Dr Andrzej Grossman

    CEDR Director, Architect & Mediator

    Client Feedback: “Fair, forward-thinking and tenacious; he came across as a person of real integrity”   Overview A member of CEDR’s Executive team, Andy joined CEDR in 1999. He has particular expertise in multi-party/multi-person conflicts and conflicts where personalities have become a major obstacle to resolution. He has acted as a facilitator or independent chair … 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

  • Christopher Newmark

    Chambers Mediator

    … hugely developed insight into the dynamics of a dispute” – Chambers & Partners Guide to the Legal Profession Languages: English Chris Newmark is a highly experienced mediator who conducts his mediation practice through CEDR Chambers, CEDR’s lead UK practice group of mediators. His mediations have covered a very broad range of commercial disputes and, in addition … 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 a … Continued

  • Mark Manley

    Mediator & Media Litigator

    Client Feedback: “… robust style – gets the parties to settlement …”   Overview Mark Manley has mediated more than 200 cases the vast majority of which have settled. These have mainly been media, sport, IP and contractual issues. Several have involved premiership football clubs, managers and players, actors, musicians and TV and film companies. … Continued

  • Laurence Cobb

    Solicitor, Neutral

    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

  • Patrick Sherrington

    Lawyer, Mediator

    Client Feedback: “By concentrating on the benefits of a commercial settlement, Patrick side swept problems.”   Overview Patrick Sherrington has conducted close to 100 mediations in recent years related to disputes covering a wide range of fields, many of which have related to very high value claims with cross border elements. Mediations related to banking … Continued

  • 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

  • Wolf Von Kumberg

    Arbitrator, Mediator

    Client Feedback: “Well placed to understand the needs of business people.”     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 multiple jurisdictions. … 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.”   Overview Bill acts for a wide range of UK, US and European corporate and private clients in the fields of: Intellectual Property: contentious … 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

  • 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

  • Tony Allen

    Full Time Mediator, Solicitor

    Client Feedback: “…effectively works his way through seemingly irresolvable disputes.”   Overview Tony Allen has handled well over 300 mediations during his career and is regarded as a pioneer in mediating and developing mediation for personal injury, clinical negligence, professional indemnity and insurance claims in which he is widely regarded as pre-eminent, sectors in which … Continued

  • Jason Reeves

    Solicitor, Mediator

    Client Feedback: “Weighed up the situation well and used the time available to the best effect.”   Overview Jason Reeves is a practising solicitor in the United Kingdom and a licensed attorney in the state of Texas, USA. Before embarking on his legal career Jason was an in-house CEDR mediator and advisor and he has … Continued

  • Nick Pearson

    Former Legal Partner, Mediator

    Client Feedback: “His interventions were always to the point and I felt that the parties recognised and valued his obvious experience.”   Overview Recognised in Chambers & Partners and The Legal 500 as a top City litigator, Nick Pearson practiced law internationally for over 30 years in the dispute resolution field including a significant period … 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Nicholas Stewart QC

    Queens Council & 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”.”

  • 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