To contact or appoint Neil Goodrum, call CEDR on +44 (0)207 536 6060 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Neil believes that mediation provides a perfect opportunity for meaningful dialogue, directly or indirectly, between the parties in a “safe environment”. His style is facilitative, with a willingness to intervene actively depending on the circumstances of the mediation. He is prepared to persist, challenge and take a firm approach to focus the parties on resolution, when required.
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“Peers report that he is great at the creative thinking that is sometimes necessary to eliciting the most useful information.” Neil’s approach is characterized as “accommodating, enthusiastic and fantastically persistent.”
- The Chambers Guide notes
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- “His positive determination was conveyed in an easy manner and by the patient calmness which continued through the extended hours of his mediation.”
- "He got to the nub of the issues very quickly and painlessly and was very professional."
- "He was an astute man and got on top of what was going to cut the mustard."
- "The individual clients in this case were very hostile towards one another and very difficult, the mediator dealt with the personalities very expertly."
- "He is an experienced mediator who made them all think differently about key issues."
- "He reality tested well and tried to push our client, I assume that he was doing the same with the other side."
- "Neil was very conciliatory and that was a 'good foil' for the two of us."
- "The relationship between the parties was very strained. He dealt with it very sensibly."
- "There was a lot of history to this matter and a lot of animosity, but he controlled that very well."
- "Tempers were running high and parties were frustrated but Neil handled the mediation well."
- “The prospects for a settlement did not seem particularly high at the start of the day. Neil worked well to get the parties together and achieve a settlement.”
- "He was very courteous and very persistent this was very effective."
- "Neil treated the parties and the issues with respect. He was very practical and was there to get the job done."
- “One of his best attributes was his manner and that way he ensured that everyone was comfortable.”
Updated: May 2017