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Mediation

Mediation is perhaps the most flexible of the non court-based dispute resolution methods.   Like others, it relies on a party-appointed neutral, in this case the mediator, who guides and assists the parties through to their own settlement.   The process is confidential and without prejudice.   The parties may be brought to mediation by the dispute resolution clause in their contract or by an ad hoc agreement to mediate.

Mediation normally takes place over a period of a day or several days, with a mixture of joint and private sessions between the mediator and the parties and their advisers.

Nothing is binding until reduced to writing and signed up.   The parties can agree to do things which no court could order, so lateral thinking is very much part of the order of the day.   Almost any case can be mediated effectively.   The mediation will typically go through phases of introduction, exploration, agreeing the issues on which the parties differ and then the generation of options to deal with those issues and the final negotiation.

We have leading commercial mediators from a variety of different professional backgrounds who are experienced in a range of sectors. They are able to handle both UK and international cases and are on many international panels of mediators.   They have many years of experience mediating complex commercial cases and also have made and continue to make a significant contribution to the world of mediation, including through participating as professionals in UK and international mediation competitions.

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Mediators

Paul Rose

Paul Rose is a Chartered Arbitrator, a Chartered Surveyor and an Accredited Mediator with Clerksroom the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and RICS. Paul has mediated some 150 mediations and he has over some 51 years' ...

John Wright

John Wright is a Chartered Arbitrator and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. After 40 years in practice as a solicitor he now sits full time as an Arbitrator, Adjudicator, Mediator and ...

Peter McQueen

Peter accepts appointments as arbitrator, mediator and facilitator in respect of commercial disputes, in particular those relating to international trade and transport. He is a Fellow of the Chartered ...

Robert Sliwinski

Robert has over 35 years’ experience of the construction industry with particular emphasis on all forms of alternative dispute resolution. After 12 years as a quantity surveyor Robert entered the Bar dealing with civil ...

Jane Gunn

Jane is listed as a Global Leader in Who’s Who Mediation and featured in Legal 500 Hall of Fame 2022. Jane is a former city solicitor and now a full-time mediator with over 25 years’ experience of mediating commercial cases...

George Grant

George Grant FRICS ACIArb is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor and practising Arbitrator with over 45 years experience in the fields of Development & Project Management, Cost Management, Contract Administration, ...

Steffen Pedersen

Steffen Pedersen is a lawyer qualified in Hong Kong, England & Wales and Nauru. He holds degrees from City University, London; City University, Hong Kong; King’s College, London; and, the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) ...

Michael Cover

Michael Cover is a Member of ArbDB Chambers. He has over 30 years’ experience as a Barrister and Solicitor, both in private practice and as in-house Counsel. He is an accredited Mediator with CEDR and ...

Anthony Fincham

Anthony Fincham is a highly experienced and skilled mediator, who was until recently a partner at a leading London Law Firm. Anthony specialises in workplace dispute resolution. He has mediated ...

Mark Appel

Mark Appel has nearly 40 years of global arbitration and mediation experience, having served in both executive and senior executive positions at the American Arbitration Association (AAA) and International ...

Johanne Cox

Dr. Johanne Cox practiced international arbitration for over 20 years and now sits as an independent arbitrator. She is a solicitor advocate in England and Wales with higher rights of audience and a solicitor ...

Sheila Bates

Sheila Bates, MCIArb, CEDR accredited mediator (2007) is an international dispute resolution professional, facilitator and trainer. She has wide-ranging international experience gained in ...

Richard Price

Richard has a background in general commercial litigation, including contract and licensing disputes, becoming regarded as one of the UK’s leading patent and trade mark litigation lawyers...

Tony Marks

Tony Marks has more than thirty years’ experience of dispute resolution. He was a solicitor and litigation partner at CMS Cameron McKenna from 1983 to 2008 and now practises as an
independent mediator and arbitrator...

Stephen Bate

Stephen Bate is a British citizen, Chartered Arbitrator, barrister and accredited mediator, with a UK domestic and international commercial arbitration practice carried on through ARBDB, international ...

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