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Admitted as a barrister and solicitor in New Zealand in 1994, James practiced law as a barrister before being appointed as a full-time mediator for the Ministries of Justice and Housing in Auckland. In three years, James mediated hundreds of disputes involving face-to-face, shuttle and telephone mediation processes. While in this role James trained in advanced mediation skills and dealing with difficult people, with Boulder Colorado. He also trained in cross-cultural issues in mediation.
James moved to London in 1999 and gained a Masters in Law (distinction) in Dispute Prevention and Resolution, at the University of Westminster. He joined CEDR in 2000 and is currently CEDR’s Director of Training and Consultancy. As such, he is one of the few full-time mediation professionals in the UK, and his work takes him to many parts of the world, training lawyers, judges and other professionals as well advising on government and international organisations such as the World Bank, on the development of ADR worldwide.
He teaches International Commercial Mediation at the University of Westminster, London and at the University of Catalunya, Spain. He has also taught ADR at Birbeck College, University of London, Southbank University, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine University, London and the University of San Francisco.
- 'Development of Mediator Training in England and Wales’; Nederlands-Vlaams tijdschrift voor mediation en conflict management; Dec 2008
- ‘What's driving the interest in Mediation globally’ ;International Bar Association, Dispute Resolution Section Journal , September 2008
- The genesis of mediation in Pakistan; International Bar Association Dispute Resolution Section Journal; January 2007
- ‘Developments in International ADR’, International Bar Association Conference on Dispute Prevention and Resolution, Madrid, Spain, 2009.
- 'ADR in the European Union’, EU Civil Justice Day Conference, Law Society of England and Wales, 2009.
Updated: November 2018