Seminar and Discussion Panel Speakers: Paul Rose, Nigel Frost, His Honour Nicholas Chambers QC, Andrew Goodman Moderator and Chair: Margaret Bickford-Smith QC
Tuesday 3rd February 2015 – 6.15pm for 6.30pm
Venue: Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, 12 Bloomsbury Square, London WC1A 2LP
This seminar will consider practice development for mediators and mediation advocates. The panelists will deploy their collective experience to give a balanced view of today’s mediation scene and how you can seek to develop your practice further.
ArbDB Member Paul Rose is an energetic established mediator. He is FCIArb, on the Presidents panel of both mediators and arbitrators at CIArb, and also a member of the RICS Neighbourhood Disputes pool. He is a member of ArbDB Chambers, has elite mediator status at Clerksroom, and is a member of the Civil Mediation Council and the advisory board of the SCMA. With 42 years’ experience in commercial and residential property valuation and asset management, he has mediated cases as a property and landlord and tenant specialist from boundary, party wall, and neighbourhood disputes, to claims of professional negligence, misrepresentation and misdescription; and also complex construction, commercial and family disputes.
Nigel Frost is a director of Jeffrey Green Russell Ltd Solicitors in Mayfair London, having started with Rowley & Blewitts in Manchester and developed a heavy litigation practice with particular emphasis on insolvency, commercial, and construction work. He has built up a heavy mediation advocacy practice, with a background client base which includes many UK and European major scaffolding, plant hire, and crane companies. He has substantial insolvency experience as litigator and mediation advocate, and is also himself an accredited mediator.
His Honour Nicholas Chambers QC: At the bar Nick Chambers practised from Brick Court Chambers. His work included acting for British Coal in the miners’ respiratory cases and for Kuwait Airways Corporation against Iraqi Airways. He qualified as a CEDR mediator in 1999 when he became a specialist judge. He later sat as a deputy in the Commercial Court. He retired from the bench in 2012, returned to chambers as a door tenant and became FCIArb. He practises as a mediator and arbitrator.
Andrew Goodman practises as a barrister in professional indemnity, disciplinary and regulatory claims and in commercial, property and administrative law. He is recognised internationally as one of the foremost mediation advocates and mediation advocacy trainers, having worked with Governments, Judiciaries, local Bars and commercial organisations worldwide. He is recommended as a leading mediator in The Legal 500. Accredited as a CEDR mediator in 1993, he is FCIArb, and was formerly Director of Mediator Training at the RICS. He is Professor of Conflict Management and Dispute Resolution Studies at Rushmore University, USA, and holds or has held peripatetic visiting lectureships at 10 British universities.
Moderator and Chair: Margaret Bickford-Smith QC, Chair of CIArb London Branch, has over 35 years’ experience in commercial dispute resolution and advocacy. As an accredited mediator she has mediated a wide variety of claims, and has been a member of the CIArb Mediation Panel since 2007. She sits as a Recorder. Following the Seminar, which will conclude around 8pm, there will be refreshments for the speakers and all attending.
There will be no charge to attend this meeting but attendees MUST register in advance with the CIArb London Branch Administrator by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org The event will carry 1.5 CPD points