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UK Guide

Mediators — UK-wide

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Clyde & Co LLP

From the Chambers UK guide

Highly regarded mediator Jane Andrewartha is regularly instructed in high-value and complex mediations and has a strong international practice to supplement her domestic offering. She has a particular strength in the insurance and shipping sectors. She has experience mediating disputes arising in Europe, North America and Asia. She wins praise from one market source for her ability to "make a real impact on the process." The same source adds: "I would tend to favour her where it's a tricky commercial problem with difficult counterparties. She's good at bridging those gaps." 

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Eileen Carroll QC (Hon)

CEDR Chambers

From the Chambers UK guide

Eileen Carroll QC is a hugely respected mediator who is regularly instructed to handle large-scale and sophisticated disputes. She brings a wealth of experience to employment cases as well as those arising in the property, financial services and media sectors. She is known by commentators to "get very good results, speak directly to a whole range of different clients and practise with dynamism." Others highlight her "delightful, energetic, warm and friendly" approach.

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In Place of Strife, The Mediation Chambers

From the Chambers UK guide

Stuart Chapman is a popular mediator who impresses with his "innovative solutions to ease the tension, and his evidently measured and impartial professionalism." He is experienced in property, chancery and commercial disputes, as well as professional negligence cases ranging from small to multimillion-pound claims. One market commentator reports: "He was prepared, professional and able to adapt his style to the dynamics of the dispute and to the personalities involved."

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Independent Mediators

From the Chambers UK guide

The "extraordinarily able" Charles Dodson is considered "an effective, practical, experienced and realistic mediator" who is "congenial and very pleasant to work with." He is an experienced practitioner whose practice includes appointments on a range of commercial matters including contract, insurance, professional negligence, banking and pension cases. He practises both domestically and internationally, and is especially experienced with the North American market.

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Phillip Howell-Richardson

Independent Mediators

From the Chambers UK guide

Phillip Howell-Richardson garners a great deal of admiration from market sources, with sources saying he is "very diplomatic and approachable" as well as "serious and respectful to the parties." He has expertise in high-value commercial, finance and insurance disputes and further experience in fraud, employment and construction cases.

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Independent Mediators

From the Chambers UK guide

Kate Jackson is a leading mediator, admired for her "very calm, authoritative, confident and assertive" demeanour. She can draw on a wealth of experience when mediating general commercial, banking and finance, tax and professional negligence disputes. Further expertise lies in her understanding of media and entertainment, and in IP cases. One source attests: "Kate was one of the main reasons that a volatile personal situation was reduced to a sensible commercial agreement." 

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Rosemary Jackson QC

Keating Chambers

From the Chambers UK guide

Rosemary Jackson QC "is a very dogged and determined mediator who combines great charm and powers of persuasion," according to one source. She is an immensely popular and highly regarded full-time mediator whose abilities are informed by her years as a top-flight construction silk. She regularly handles high-value and multiparty disputes in the construction and engineering sector, including those with professional negligence and insurance elements. One interviewee notes that "Rosemary is clearly at the top of her game, but is also down to earth in her style and approach to the parties."

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Mark Jackson-Stops

In Place of Strife, The Mediation Chambers

From the Chambers UK guide

The "pre-eminent" Mark Jackson-Stops has deep experience in commercial claims, particularly those involving insurance, professional negligence and property elements. One source comments: "Mark was effortlessly superb. He generates an atmosphere that is calm and reassuring. He engages with you fully and keeps the clients and lawyers focused on the real issues of the case."

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Michel Kallipetis QC

Independent Mediators

From the Chambers UK guide

Michel Kallipetis QC is an impressive mediator whose "gravitas and presence are ideal for a mediation," according to interviewees. One source comments: "He has a super-sharp mind and high intellect so he gets the issues quickly, and has a calm and warm approach that puts everyone at ease. He gets the best out of all in the room, which is a remarkable ability." He handles a range of cases, including trusts, employment, professional indemnity and insurance disputes.

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In Place of Strife, The Mediation Chambers

From the Chambers UK guide

The "adroit and inventive" Jon Lang is a highly regarded mediator with experience across a broad spectrum of commercial areas, including banking, insolvency, partnership and property. One observer comments: "Jon has an unassuming demeanour, but this belies his toughness and resilience. He works hard to ensure the parties maximise the opportunity to settle." His mediation practice is seeing an increase in multiparty and multi-jurisdictional cases.

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Jonathan Lloyd-Jones

Independent Mediators

From the Chambers UK guide

Jonathan Lloyd-Jones is an excellent and "very personable" mediator, whose "relaxed and friendly" approach has earned him the respect of peers and instructing parties alike. He is experienced in mediating a host of commercial disputes, including professional negligence, fraud and employment issues. One commentator notes that he is "incredibly practical, and when the chips are down and it looks a million miles away from settlement he always has an idea to get it over the line." He is increasingly engaged for property and construction disputes.

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Independent Mediators

From the Chambers UK guide

Mark Lomas QC is a highly sought-after mediator who is regularly chosen for complex and high-value disputes. He is acclaimed for his work in professional negligence matters and has substantial experience in commercial contract and insurance disputes. One source appreciates that "you can always rely on him to get the difficult cases over the line. He has fantastic gravitas and is extremely clever."

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CEDR Chambers

From the Chambers UK guide

The "tremendous" Karl Mackie impresses observers with his "very measured and focused" approach. He is well versed in a wide range of disputes, including those involving energy, commercial, professional negligence, banking and media elements. One interviewee says: "His people skills, more than anything else, got us through on the day. He was really patient."

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Independent Mediators

From the Chambers UK guide

Bill Marsh is a first-rate mediator who has long been utilised by domestic and international clients to handle a diverse range of sophisticated commercial disputes. Areas of particular strength include acting in professional negligence, contract, IT and shareholder disputes. He receives instructions to mediate cases in a number of foreign jurisdictions, including in Europe, North America and Asia. One observer attests: "He was polite, realistic and courteous with our client. He is relaxed, knowing and has gravitas." 

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Independent Mediators

From the Chambers UK guide

The "robust and quick-thinking" Andrew Paton has extensive experience in a number of fields including construction, insurance and commercial contract disputes, with particular expertise in professional negligence claims. He is also engaged to mediate employment, unfair prejudice and insolvency cases. One source enthuses: "He has lots of energy and a great attitude. He gets into details at the right level and will be quite creative where creativity may have stalled. Clients respect his opinions."

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CEDR Chambers

From the Chambers UK guide

Nick Pearson is regularly engaged in high-value cross-border professional negligence, commercial, banking and finance and corporate disputes. One interviewee reports: "It quickly became clear that he's very able, very bright and quite frank about helping steer the parties."

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Beverly-Ann Rogers

Serle Court

From the Chambers UK guide

Beverly-Ann Rogers is an experienced and highly accomplished mediator who specialises in chancery disputes, including those concerning probate, company, partnership and trust issues. She also mediates commercial, employment and professional negligence claims.

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Quentin Smith - Sole Practitioner

From the Chambers UK guide

Quentin Smith is "informal and deal-focused," according to one source, who adds that "he understands people and what gets them to a deal." He is well suited to mediating disputes concerning commercial issues such as property, employment and insurance. One observer notes: "He prepares thoroughly and is on top of everything. He has a good manner, understands the issues and gets cases over the line at mediation."

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Core Solutions Group

From the Chambers UK guide

John Sturrock QC is "a highly intelligent and skilful mediator" who retains a market-leading reputation, especially in Scotland. His diverse practice includes mediating professional negligence, employment and commercial contract disputes in a broad range of sectors, both in the UK and overseas. One observer says: "He absolutely knew what we were after and was brilliant in getting both parties at the table to open up. He got the best resolution possible for both parties and gave fantastic support and advice."

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imediate

From the Chambers UK guide

Patrick Walker is a widely respected mediator with a real estate litigation background whose practice covers a range of commercial matters. He is regularly instructed to mediate disputes involving professional negligence, construction, M&A and fraud elements. One commentator reports that he is "thoughtful, diligent and always determined to get a result." Another attests: "He is easy to get along with and stuck at it when my client was ready to throw the towel in. Patrick is relaxed and approachable but also candid and robust."

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Heather Allen - Independent mediator

From the Chambers UK guide

Heather Allen is a strong mediator who is instructed in a variety of commercial disputes including contract, shareholder and trusts cases. She also has experience mediating sensitive human rights violation claims. One source praises her for being "a very good combination of the sympathetic but firm mediator, and very pragmatic." 

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CEDR Chambers

From the Chambers UK guide

Experienced mediator Fiona Colquhoun has a prominent practice which sees her appointed in clinical negligence, employment, charity and commercial contracts disputes, among others. One source says: "She understands and reads situations incredibly well. She was able to break down the conflict and issues into understandable and manageable chunks." Another reports: "That she was able not only to rescue the negotiations but to find a successful way forward was testament not only to her skills, but to a patently caring attitude."

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Andrew Eastgate Independent Mediator

From the Chambers UK guide

Andrew Eastgate applies his wealth of experience as a corporate finance solicitor to mediating commercial disputes. He is appointed in cases involving contracts, banking and finance, shareholder and company law issues. Sources appreciate his "even-handed and very personable" approach, and one interviewee comments: "He quickly understood the parties' real concerns and put pressure on the right party at the right time. He is direct, tactful, commercial and commonsensical." 

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39 Essex Chambers

From the Chambers UK guide

Edwin Glasgow QC has experience in a broad spectrum of areas including insurance, construction, professional negligence and employment. He has appeared as a mediator in a number of different jurisdictions and has handled several big-ticket disputes. Sources say that he is "approachable, engaging, and gets great results," adding that "he has an amazing mind."

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Higgs & Sons

From the Chambers UK guide

Tim Jones has a mediation practice that covers a number of different sectors including commercial, property and contractual matters. Further strength lies in his experience in employment and partnership disputes. One interviewee comments: "Tim’s listening skills were superb. He demonstrated a thorough understanding of the issues, which in turn meant that the parties placed their trust in him."

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The Property Mediators

From the Chambers UK guide

Jacqui Joyce "has a fantastic depth of experience from her time as a highly rated property litigator," and brings this experience to bear in her mediation practice, which is focused primarily on property disputes. She regularly deals with complex multi party claims. One commentator highlights that "Jacqui was friendly and quite informal at the start of the mediation, yet once the negotiations were underway she demonstrated a superb grasp of the issues. Her relaxed manner was underpinned by a thorough mastery of all the points in dispute."

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Freeths LLP

From the Chambers UK guide

Charles Powell has a strong mediation practice which centres on partnership, professional negligence, banking and other commercial claims. He is also experienced in mediating property and fire damage disputes. Sources say: "He is an exceptionally good mediator."

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Independent Mediators

From the Chambers UK guide

Nicholas Pryor is "incredibly experienced and a very good judge of how and where cases should settle," according to one interviewee. Another market source admires that "he gains the confidence of the parties and their advisers, so they feel that he is trying to find the best solution to meet their needs and requirements." He is routinely chosen for complex disputes and has recently been appointed to banking, IT, property and professional negligence cases.

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Colin David Russ (Sole Practitioner)

From the Chambers UK guide

The "exceptional" Colin Russ is regularly appointed on matters including probate, commercial, professional negligence and property claims. He is also experienced in mediating disputes concerning employment law and IP rights. One market source comments: "Colin gets on with everyone in the room and works hard to achieve settlement without the parties feeling that he has forced the pace in any way. He is amiable, conscientious, keen and supportive of all participants."

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Stephen Ruttle QC

Brick Court Chambers

From the Chambers UK guide

Stephen Ruttle QC is a "hugely likeable and enthusiastic" mediator who attracts acclaim for his experience handling high-value commercial disputes, particularly those involving high net worth individuals. He is often appointed in banking, insurance, shipping and construction disputes. One commentator reports: "He not only understands the legal issues but also the underlying emotional issues. He can work with those to significantly move parties closer together in situations in which that had not been thought possible." 

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SWM Mediation

From the Chambers UK guide

Stephen Walker is a highly regarded mediator who attracts praise for his "creative" and "pragmatic" style. He is experienced mediating a broad sweep of commercial disputes, including professional negligence, construction, probate and art law. One source notes: "Stephen is very patient, realistic in his assessment of what settlement might be achievable and tactful in guiding clients towards an achievable solution." 

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Brick Court Chambers

From the Chambers UK guide

The "intelligent and effective" Tony Willis stands out in the market for his immense experience. He has notable expertise in professional negligence claims, construction and engineering disputes, as well as cases in the energy sector. 

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Brick Court Chambers

From the Chambers UK guide

William Wood QC is an experienced mediator who ably handles claims in a variety of practice areas, and is regarded by one commentator as being "energetic and very enthusiastic," with "a very impressive ability to grasp technical matters." He is regularly chosen for difficult and high-value matters, particularly those with insurance or financial services elements, and is equally adept at mediating both international and domestic disputes.

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Tony Allen - Independent Mediator

From the Chambers UK guide

Anthony Allen is a leader in the field of clinical negligence disputes. Further expertise includes mediating personal injury and professional indemnity claims. One source states: "He is very easy to work with. He is very calm and handles things very sensitively." 

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Enterprise Chambers

From the Chambers UK guide

Experienced mediator Jonathan Arkush has a robust practice focused on chancery, property and inheritance disputes. He has mediated in multiparty disputes and has additional experience in professional negligence claims. One interviewee notes: "He's terrific. He brings the legal expertise and he really understands what's driving the clients."

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Stephen Barker Mediation (sole practitioner)

From the Chambers UK guide

Former commercial litigator Stephen Barker is a full-time mediator handling fraud, contracts and fee dispute cases. One market source highlights his "neutral, calm and creative" approach, and another reports: "He established a good rapport in the room and built confidence well." Sources consistently praise the balance he strikes between patience and pragmatism, saying: "He took the time to listen but was straight-talking in dealing with any of the parties' unrealistic expectations."

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Edwards & Co

From the Chambers UK guide

Dorcas Crawford is a Belfast-based mediator with significant experience in disputes involving both private and public sector entities. Her clients include private companies, government departments and private individuals. She regularly mediates claims involving professional negligence, finance, employment and property law. One source reports: "The difference after our mediation was unbelievable. To have the ability to bring two people to understand the frustrations that each have with one another without argument was remarkable."

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Christopher Fitton

In Place of Strife, The Mediation Chambers

From the Chambers UK guide

Christopher Fitton is an experienced mediator who receives regular instructions from law firms and insurers to deal with high-value claims. He ably deals with a wide range of disputes, including those involving commercial contracts, financial services, professional negligence and insurance.

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Stephenson Harwood LLP

From the Chambers UK guide

John Fordham is a well-regarded dispute resolution practitioner who combines his mediation offering with strong litigation and arbitration practices. His wide-ranging commercial mediation practice sees him deal with disputes concerning banking and finance, insurance, insolvency and IT matters. He has experience acting in a range of foreign jurisdictions.

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N J Goodrum (Mediation Services) Ltd

From the Chambers UK guide

Neil Goodrum has been appointed to mediations in a number of different areas of law, including commercial contracts, property, clinical negligence and employment disputes. He has a particular niche for dealing with sports disputes, and is admired by one source for his "very calm and commercial" style. 

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Exchange Chambers

From the Chambers UK guide

Paul Johnson impresses market sources with his "relaxed style which delivers results in difficult situations." He has undertaken mediations in a number of areas including employment, healthcare and insurance disputes. According to one commentator: "He can bridge the unbridgeable with his nice, gentle, chatty style which breaks down barriers to make people more comfortable."

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Lawrence Kershen QC

Doughty Street Chambers

From the Chambers UK guide

Lawrence Kershen QC is an experienced full-time mediator whose background as an advocate in civil, commercial and criminal litigation gives him a strong base for his ADR practice. He has been appointed on a number of complex disputes arising from commercial contracts, construction, property, IP and professional negligence. He is admired by one commentator for "his even-handedness, his gravity and, at the same time, his approachability," and by another for "always appearing patient and willing to listen, and keeping the parties focused on the issues."

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4-5 Gray's Inn Square

From the Chambers UK guide

Colin Manning has spent over 45 years as a commercial litigator, giving him a substantial expertise in dispute resolution. He is frequently appointed on especially difficult matters in fields as diverse as healthcare, tax and partnership. He is known in the market as an "authoritative and calm" mediator.

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Mark Mattison - Sole Practitioner

From the Chambers UK guide

Mark Mattison is often appointed on commercial matters including shareholder, financial and construction disputes. One interviewee says: "Mark is very good at gaining the trust of the parties and helping them look at all the options. He knows when to push harder and to increase the momentum without appearing too hasty."

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Charles Middleton-Smith

In Place of Strife, The Mediation Chambers

From the Chambers UK guide

Charles Middleton-Smith provides a wealth of experience in mediation matters, including professional negligence claims, significant commercial disputes and probate cases. He is also regularly instructed to mediate disputes in the media, entertainment and arts arenas. One source reports: "Mr Middleton-Smith performed his role with great professionalism, calmness and focus. He took a very commercial approach to resolving the issues between the parties."

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Christopher Newmark

CEDR Chambers

From the Chambers UK guide

Christopher Newmark is an experienced ADR practitioner with a track record of being appointed in complex multiparty matters. His mediation experience includes commercial contract, joint venture and cost sharing disputes. He also mediates claims in the IT and telecoms sectors. One source comments: "His ability to cut to key points and corral some explosive personalities is nothing short of exceptional."

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In Place of Strife, The Mediation Chambers

From the Chambers UK guide

Alistair Pye is a mediator with considerable experience in construction and property-related disputes. He has additional experience in professional negligence and insurance matters. Sources admire his "friendly and intelligent" manner, with one adding: "Alistair is a fantastic mediator, who gets to grips with the issues in dispute quickly, will challenge the parties and will bring them back together to achieve a settlement."

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David Richbell Partnership

From the Chambers UK guide

David Richbell is "very experienced and commercial, and really gets to the heart of the problem," according to one source, who adds: "He gets people to look at the reality and commerciality of the case." His broad practice incorporates expertise in sophisticated construction and engineering disputes. Another source highlights that "he is very relationship-orientated in his mediation approach and is vastly experienced."

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Caroline Sheridan

CEDR Chambers

From the Chambers UK guide

Caroline Sheridan is an experienced mediator with particular expertise in employment and workplace disputes. She is regularly appointed to mediate cases by household-name law firms and financial entities.

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Tim Wallis Ltd

From the Chambers UK guide

Tim Wallis stands out for his "very relaxed, informal, fair and professional" approach to mediation. He mediates a host of commercial claims, and enjoys a particularly strong reputation for his expertise in personal injury, clinical negligence and insurance disputes. One interviewee attests that he is "very effective in pushing matters to a commercially acceptable conclusion." 

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3 Verulam Buildings

From the Chambers UK guide

Elizabeth Birch is able to draw upon years of mediation expertise in the resolution of disputes in a broad range of areas including shipping, oil and gas, banking and finance and insurance. She has experience in sophisticated multiparty and international disputes.

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Bruce Bourne Associates LLP

From the Chambers UK guide

Bruce Bourne is a mediator based in South-East England with experience in commercial contracts, property and professional negligence disputes. One interviewee attests that "he has got a very warm manner and builds a rapport well." 

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In Place of Strife, The Mediation Chambers

From the Chambers UK guide

Respected mediator Amanda Bucklow is experienced in mediating a large variety of cases, with noted expertise in employment disputes regarding dismissal and discrimination. Her international practice also takes in claims involving property, professional negligence and public sector issues. She is "charming and engaging," according to one source, who adds that she is "particularly useful in cases involving complex personalities, which she can read like a book."

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Keating Chambers

From the Chambers UK guide

Robert Evans utilises his strong civil engineering specialism in his ADR practice and is frequently instructed in highly technical construction, engineering and energy disputes. He has particular expertise in cases in these sectors involving professional negligence claims. His domestic practice is bolstered by his experience practising in Hong Kong.

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Blackstone Chambers

From the Chambers UK guide

Charles Flint QC is a widely respected senior mediator who is lauded by one market source for being "thoroughly charming." He has expertise in financial services and banking disputes, with additional experience in professional negligence and chancery cases. One interviewee reports: "He's very experienced and a great person to have because he's willing to take a view and works very hard to get a settlement."

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A J Fraley Ltd

From the Chambers UK guide

Andrew Fraley is an experienced mediator who impresses with his "very sensitive, kind and caring style." He ably handles professional negligence, personal injury, IT and shareholder disputes. One commentator states: "He has an incredible ability to focus on the purpose of the process, and does it with such commitment that he steers everyone towards the settlement." 

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In Place of Strife, The Mediation Chambers

From the Chambers UK guide

Anthony Glaister is respected in the market for his diverse practice. His experience includes appointments to commercial cases, particularly those involving construction, engineering or insurance issues. He is consistently highlighted by market commentators for his specialism in agricultural disputes. One interviewee notes that he is "very personable and establishes a good rapport with the parties," and another reports that "he pulls no punches but is patient and professional."

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TLT LLP

From the Chambers UK guide

Kerry Gwyther is a sought-after mediator who inspires praise with his "very calm and reassuring, but authoritative" manner. He is respected for his ability to mediate a range of commercial, shareholder, inheritance and negligence disputes. One source highlights that "his ability to get the job done in a commercial and pragmatic way is second to none," and adds that "he's extremely intuitive." 

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B P Collins LLP

From the Chambers UK guide

Nick Hallchurch has an ADR offering built upon his lengthy experience as a commercial litigator. He has been appointed in commercial contractual and shareholder disputes and professional negligence claims. Further strengths lie in his experience mediating health and safety and regulatory claims. According to one source: "Nick operates in a very collegiate manner and encourages the parties to enter into dialogue. He shows creative flair and is not afraid to mix things up in order to achieve a resolution of the thornier dispute."

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Lupton Fawcett

From the Chambers UK guide

Paul Houghton is an experienced mediator who frequently handles high-value and multiparty disputes. His practice focuses on commercial contract matters, engineering disputes and professional negligence claims.

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Elizabeth Jones QC

Serle Court

From the Chambers UK guide

Elizabeth Jones QC combines her robust litigation practice with frequent appointments as a mediator, covering a broad range of areas including chancery, commercial and offshore disputes. One interviewee highlights her ability to "bring the requisite high-calibre credibility and experience" to mediations.

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Freeths LLP

From the Chambers UK guide

Mark Keeley applies his experience as head of the firm's private litigation team to his strong mediator practice. He is regularly appointed to mediate contentious trust and probate disputes, as well as professional negligence claims. One interviewee notes: "He's very good at managing clients and expectations. It's a combination of technical expertise and experience that comes with being a practitioner."

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In Place of Strife, The Mediation Chambers

From the Chambers UK guide

Mark Linnell is a strong mediator who is admired by interviewees for being "very experienced and sensitive to the needs of the client." He regularly deals with cases concerning commercial contracts, professional negligence, property and insurance disputes as part of a broad practice. One interviewee states: "He has a very open approach and is very willing and keen to talk beforehand and explore different tactics. He has great stamina for keeping the process going in very difficult cases." 

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Mediata

From the Chambers UK guide

Mark Manley is considered by one source to be "professional, reassuring, pragmatic and patient – all of the qualities required of an exceptional mediator." His practice sees him appointed to IP, media, sports and entertainment cases, with additional expertise in commercial matters such as shareholder and partnership disputes.

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Richard Methuen QC

12 King's Bench Walk

From the Chambers UK guide

The "excellent" Richard Methuen QC is an experienced and well-respected silk with a solid mediation practice. He focuses on dealing with personal injury and clinical negligence claims, as well as resulting professional negligence disputes.

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4 New Square

From the Chambers UK guide

Simon Monty QC applies his "gravitas and authority" to mediation proceedings involving a variety of commercial disputes. He is particularly well known for his expertise in professional negligence and professional discipline disputes, and regularly handles complex multiparty claims. One interviewee reports: "He is knowledgeable and has a very quiet but authoritative manner about him. He is very on top of the detail and manages mediations well." 

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CEDR Chambers

From the Chambers UK guide

The "compassionate, creative and sensitive" Eve Pienaar is a popular and well-considered mediator who garners consistent praise from market sources for her ability to handle emotionally charged proceedings. She is notably strong in construction and property claims, and also experienced in professional negligence, commercial contractual and partnership disputes. Sources report that she "adopts a pragmatic approach" and "has a steely determination to get a deal done."

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In Place of Strife, The Mediation Chambers

From the Chambers UK guide

Liz Rivers is an experienced mediator who is admired by one source for being "calm, efficient and non-judgemental" and for "putting both parties at ease." She specialises in mediating the full range of employment and workplace disputes, including discrimination, harassment and partnership claims. One commentator reports: "I believe what succeeded was her ability to come across to the two parties involved as impartial, calm and really wanting to help them while not favouring one opinion over the other."

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Maitland Chambers

From the Chambers UK guide

Beverley Vara is a respected mediator who is appointed to handle a variety of commercial and private client disputes, with particular strength in property disputes. She also ably mediates professional negligence, banking and finance and construction claims. One impressed interviewee reports: "Beverley is firm, straight-talking and comes up with creative ideas to try to achieve a resolution. She grasps legal issues quickly, which enables the parties to concentrate on settlement discussions." 

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