27 Jan 2011
CEDR Solve announces new Practice Manager
John Munton, formerly the Practice Manager for Keating Chambers, has been appointed as CEDR Solve’s first Practice Manager, with responsibility for CEDR Solve’s elite direct Mediator Group. CEDR Solve, Europe’s largest independent mediation service provider for major commercial disputes, established its direct Mediator Group in 2006, since when it has gone from strength to strength and now boasts 43 mediator members.
John has exceptional senior experience in running a such a group having worked in Chambers for over 20 years, most recently at Keating Chambers where he was Practice Manager from 2005 to 2010. His achievements there included increasing the earnings of both the Chambers and the Queens Counsel, increasing International turnover and seeing the Chambers awarded numerous prizes such as the prestigious Client Care Chambers of the Year and the Construction Chambers of the Year by Chambers & Partners four years in a row.
Clients he has worked with include major construction contractors, developers, energy companies, engineering firms, Government departments, software developers and ship builders. John also worked extensively with companies from around the world and had a special remit for key client relationships in Hong Kong and Singapore. During his career John has worked with hundreds of UK and international law firms such as Addleshaw Goddard, Baker McKenzie, CMS Cameron McKenna, Clifford Chance, Davis Arnold Cooper, Dickinson Dees, DLA Piper, Eversheds, Fenwick Elliott, Freshfields, Squire Sanders & Dempsey [Hammonds], Hogan Lovell, Kennedys, Lewis Silkin, Linklaters, Mayer Brown, McGrigors, Mills & Reeve, Pinsent Mason, Speechly Bircham, Taylor Wessing, White & Case and Wragge & Co.
This experience will be put into further developing the direct Mediator Group, who undertake a combined total of many hundreds of mediations every year, achieving settlements in a wide variety of disputes that provide huge savings to business and government both in the UK and overseas.
Commenting on the appointment Gregory Hunt, CEDR Solve's Director said; “John Munton’s successful track record of managing strategy, operations and business development within professional services will give the direct Mediator Group even greater insight into building their business. We are excited that John is taking on this new role at CEDR Solve, at a time when disputes have never been more plentiful or more complex, to further grow this element of our dispute services.”
John is a Qualified Member of the Institute of Barristers Clerks, Fellow of the Forum of the Built Environment and Member of the Society of Construction Law. He is also a former Committee Member of BARCO (Bar Council’s Commercial Products Company) now known as the Bar Council Benefits Members Scheme.
Notes to Editors:
CEDR Solve, the UK’s leading commercial mediation provider, is CEDR’s dispute resolution and prevention service and has managed over 16,000 dispute enquiries covering every industry sector and a wide-raging cross section of disputes and case values. Case studies are available on CEDR’s website – www.cedrsolve.com.
CEDR (the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution) is the leader in the development of neutral-assisted dispute resolution. It is a non-profit organisation and its mission is to encourage and develop cost effective dispute prevention and dispute resolution in commercial and public sector disputes and in civil litigation. CEDR operates in the UK and internationally and has been instrumental in helping to bring mediation into the heart of business practice and into the judicial system. CEDR Mediator Accreditation is recognised as an international standard.
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