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I qualified as a mediator with CEDR in 1999, advanced commercial mediation training (2001), community, family and employment mediation training (2003), NOCN Level 3 mediation skills (2004), restorative practices training with IIRP Europe (2014), and is listed with CEDR London, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators London, Mediation UK (formerly of Bristol), Bar Council, Court of Appeal, and Dere Street Mediation Group. I have triple qualification as a barrister, arbitrator and mediator in commercial, family, community and employment fields.
I was a guest presenter on ‘ADR Systems for the Public Sector’ at the CEDR National Conference 2000, a former member of CEDR’s public sector working party, and a former disability conciliator with the Disability Conciliation Service. I am a director of ‘Divorce Without Pain’, JAST Public Sector Mediation, and a former non-executive director of UNITE Mediation Ltd, the premiere regional mediation service for the North of England. I participate as a key practitioner in the restorative justice field, assisting in the development of schemes throughout Britain.
Although involved in the whole area of dispute management, in industry, commerce, the public and private sectors, my main focus is in non-court based dispute resolution. I have been responsible for developing new applications for regional authorities and the Home Office. I have worked with numerous public authorities in the development of ADR for their professional standards, complaints and grievance processes, involving internal and public disputes. I also undertake work place mediation, health service conciliation, family conflict management, early neutral evaluation and expert determination.
On a day-to-day basis I deal with a wide range of company, partnership, commercial, employment, inheritance, family and property disputes, including family finance. He records a considerable number of meditations with a 90% settlement rate. I travel countrywide in relation to mediation issues and offer consultancy services in relation to dispute management, international e-mediation (for which I was a founding practitioner) and conflict risk assessment.
I act for a wide range of domestic and international clients in relation to dispute resolution, and is commonly appointed as an independent neutral in the UK. covering a really wide range of disputes, including civil, commercial, environmental, family - especially those involving financial arrangements on divorce or separation, Wills and intestacy.
I also deal with cases involving the police, especially police misconduct and firearms.
My charging rate is £500 + VAT per party per day, but this is clearly open to discussion and revision, depending on the nature of the case.
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