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- Member of CEDR Faculty since 1998.
- Worked for CEDR in the training of mediators in the UK and mainland EC, Nigeria (2), Pakistan (6), Hong Kong (2) and Malaysia (2) for his firm.
- Appointed Key Expert in ADR for the EC program ‘Better Access to Justice’ in Turkey (3 months).
- Frequent lecturer on ADR in accredited continuing legal education programs and also outside the accredited sector in the UK, the EC and Syria.
After graduating in law from Cambridge University, Ronald joined the law firm Wilkinson Maughan which eventually merged with Eversheds in 1997. Ronald became a partner in 1967 and he specialised in contentious matters until he became a consultant in 2002He was Head of Litigation in Wilkinson Maughan for over 12 years, Managing Partner for 4 years and Senior Partner for 4 years, partly with Wilkinson Maughan and partly with Eversheds. Ronald has been ADR Consultant with Eversheds for the last 7 years with a worldwide responsibility. Eversheds were the winners of the CEDR Professional Firm Award for 2008.
Ronald has concentrated on litigation, risk management, negotiation, mediation and personal relationships. During his years as a litigator, Ronald handled thousands of cases in the sectors outlined above. His practice was mainly commercial, working in both the private and public sectors.
In the construction and engineering sector, Ronald worked for the NHS, contractors in the oil fields, mainstream engineering groups in both the design and manufacturing fields.
His reported cases include one from the House of Lords – Chester v Afshar – in which he successfully represented the Claimant in one of his few Claimant cases in the clinical negligence field. The Zinnia – a ship repair case involving the collapse of a stern tube bearing in the Great Lakes involved a complicated 3 week trial on technical issues. The remainder are history almost invariably without trial.
Other Skills and Interests
Ronald has been a long term committee member for Barnardos and the Mental Health Foundation with interests in fund raising and research projects.
In his spare time, Ronald has had a life long interest in and involvement with rowing. Horticulture on a self-sufficient and semi-organic scale is for the remaining day light hours!
He was also a non-executive member of the Board of a College of Further Education in the agricultural sector.
Updated: October 2015