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 is a Chartered Arbitrator, a Chartered Surveyor and an Accredited Mediator with Clerksroom the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and RICS. Paul has mediated over 125 mediations and he has over 42 ...

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 ...

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...

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 ...

Jane Gunn

Jane Gunn is a former city solicitor who has now built an international reputation as a Mediator, Conflict Management Consultant and Speaker working with businesses and business leaders around the ...

Andrew Burr

Andrew joins ArbDB from Atkin Chambers, where he was in practice from 1983 until 2016. Andrew specialises primarily in construction and technology matters. He is also an affiliated foreign lawyer ...

Michael Cover

Michael 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 ...

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 ...

John Redmond

John Redmond established and led the construction law team at Osborne Clarke until he left the partnership in 2010 to concentrate on arbitration, adjudication and mediation. In 35 years as a construction ...

Robert Sliwinski

Robert has practised as a solicitor and barrister and quantity surveyor and has over 30 years’ experience of dispute resolution, with a particular focus on the construction industry. He is a Fellow of the...

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 ...

Chris McArdle

Chris is a Chartered Engineer, Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology, Fellow of The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and an accredited Mediator. He is Managing Director of Innotec, a ...

Dr Mark Hoyle

Mark has practised as an arbitrator since 1999. He has arbitrated under the auspices of many of the leading institutions in the UK around the world, including the ICC, the LCIA, the LMAA, the CIArb...

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 ...

George Grant

George Grant FRICS ACIArb is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor and practising Arbitrator with over 40 years experience in the fields of Development & Project Management, Cost Management, Contract Administration, ...

Henri Mizzi

Henri Mizzi is an advocate, admitted to practise law before the Superior Courts of Malta. Before setting up a practice as an Independent Arbitrator and Mediator and joining ArbDB Chambers, Henri was senior ...

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 ...