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"Fiona Colquhoun attracts praise from market sources for her experience and gravitas in mediation, with one source enthusing: "She is energetic, personable, and builds rapport quickly with the client. She also has good emotional intelligence and is very commercial."
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Fiona Colquhoun is one of the most experienced lead mediators practising in the UK today. She has an excellent reputation for resolving disputes over a wide range of commercial sectors. Fiona is rated in both the Chambers (Band 2) and Legal 500 Directories and is known for focussing on the core issues, her business understanding, commerciality and her work on emotional, tense cases, sometimes in the public domain. Fiona has been CEDR accredited since 2003 and is a member of CEDR Chambers.
Fiona mediates comfortably in environments throughout the UK, including global and top FTSE companies, businesses, professional services, and the Public and Charity sectors. Some of Fiona’s cases are very litigious whilst others also involve longstanding, entrenched positions and high levels of interpersonal conflict. Her mediation experience covers Banks, Business, Commercial, Contracts, Charities, Clinical Negligence, Education, Ecclesiastical, Information Technology and Telecommunications, Central and Local Government, Pharmaceuticals, Healthcare, and the NHS, Partnership, Pensions, Shareholder and Workplace and Employment matters in all sectors.
Fiona offers a complete range of dispute resolution techniques in her work including mediation, deal negotiation, facilitation, independent reviews, investigations and neutral chairing.
Clients have praised Fiona’s mediation style describing her as their ‘first choice’, ‘very impressive’ and ‘an exemplary mediator’. She is a Henley Business School coach, an ACAS arbitrator and a Harvard Business School alumna. Fiona has mediated some very protracted cases with great pragmatism using her business background, and full range of skills to give clients additional value and results.
Over 90% of Fiona’s mediations settle and she has a reputation for careful follow through, sensitivity and working patiently with parties to encourage them to reach a resolution. Fiona is very happy to hold preliminary telephone discussions with potential clients without obligation.
Fiona has a strong business background having worked for the greater part of her career at Board level for major PLCs. She was Group HR Director of Cable and Wireless plc which was a FTSE top 20 global telecommunications company with over 50 businesses and 60,000 employees worldwide, and subsequently of International Computers Ltd (ICL PLC). Previously, Fiona was Personnel Director of Mercury Communications Ltd and in her early career held senior positions in the public sector, as a Director and Non-Executive Director within the National Health Service (NHS). While working in industry, Fiona gained invaluable expertise in general business projects, mergers & acquisitions, disposals, partnerships, complex employment, change management and pension issues. Fiona is also very able and experienced at working globally within different cultures.
Expertise - Mediation
Employment & Workplace and Healthcare & NHS are also available as separate CVs.
Expertise - Other Alternative Dispute Resolution experience including independent investigations and reviews, determinations, Neutral Chairing, facilitation and Conflict Coaching.
Updated: March 2017