To contact or appoint Tim Hardy, call CEDR on +44 (0)207 536 6060 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
"You conducted the mediation with great courtesy, patience and diligence. I have no doubt, but for your great efforts, we would have not been able to achieve settlement" - Solicitor Feedback, 2017
Tim Hardy has been mediating for over ten years, working with parties to resolve disputes across a broad spectrum of commercial sectors. He has been recognised as a key individual by Chambers & Partners Guide to the Legal Profession for his work in dispute resolution as a litigator.
After a successful career in the City of London, including 21 years leading the Commercial Litigation team at CMS, Tim is now practising as an independent mediator specialising in all aspects of commercial dispute resolution including high value, complex corporate, financial and commercial disputes in the UK and overseas. Tim is an accomplished formidable lawyer who wins the confidence of his clients at the highest level, advising them in grave situations on how to design and implement strategies to resolve disputes, often involving the negotiation of comprehensive settlements. Chambers described him as “an exceptional lawyer who always provides pertinent and thoughtful insight”. Tim now brings all of his experience to bear to help parties resolve their disputes through mediation.
Until very recently I havebeen working full time as a partner in CMS leading the Commercial Litigation Team, and managing a heavy caseload. At the same time I established my practice as a mediator, conducting over 100 mediations since I was accredited with CEDR in 2001. I am leaving the partnership in April 2018 and I am looking forward to having more time to devote to my mediation practice. I am keen to receive appointments in large or small cases and will prioritise my diary to accommodate appointments on short notice. Additionally, I will be pleased to have a conversation with anyone considering instructing me provided that it is limited to assisting them to understand my past experience in the subject matter of the dispute, my past experience in mediation generally and my attitudes to the conduct of mediations
To assist parties considering appointing me and to appreciate the depth of my experience I have divided it into the 14 subject headings set out in the list above. Each section begins with a short explanation of the breadth of my experience by reference to cases in which I represented a party, followed by a description of the subject matter in particular mediations I have conducted.
I hope that you find this approach helpful. I would be pleased to receive any feedback and can provide more specific credentials on request if provided with a short description of the nature of the dispute in question.
1 December 2017
Updated: July 2018