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"…effectively works his way through seemingly irresolvable disputes." - Chambers & Partners Guide to the Legal Profession
Tony Allen has handled well over 300 mediations during his career and is regarded as a pioneer in mediating and developing mediation for personal injury, clinical negligence, professional indemnity and insurance claims in which he is widely regarded as pre-eminent. He is also praised for his work on commercial claims where he regularly works on disputes in a range of sectors, particularly travel, banking, construction, partnerships and property. Disputes involving public law and judicial review, claims against the police and prison services, abuse of minors and adults with health and learning difficulties also form a significant part of Tony’s impressive practice.
Many of Tony’s cases involve international parties, particularly commercial travel disputes, and he has mediated in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Ireland, where he is one the few English mediators on CEDR Ireland’s panel He has also mediated in South Africa. Tony is also highly regarded for his work on employment cases (especially workplace stress), wills and family trusts disputes. He has designed and mediated several high profile group litigation claims.
Tony was a full-time CEDR Director for 11 years, having previously been Dispute Resolution head in a Sussex solicitors’ firm for over 25 years, where he represented many clients at mediations.
An experienced member of the Court of Appeal Mediation Scheme panel, Tony also trains mediators internationally and writes extensively on ADR and civil procedure. His book Mediation Law and Civil Practice was published by Bloomsbury Professional in September 2013, reviewed as “essential knowledge for anyone involved in mediations in the UK or in any country that follows UK practice.” In 2010, he was awarded the Lord Slynn Memorial Prize for his contribution to the development of mediation in the UK. He combines his career as a mediator with training for CEDR, which has taken him all around the UK, Europe, the Middle and Far East, Africa and the USA.
Updated: August 2017