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Matt qualified as an accredited mediator through the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

Matt was called to the bar in 2004. He practises from Farrar’s Building in the Temple, London. His day to day legal work includes negotiating and running trials in the county court, high court and employment tribunals. He has always been a firm believer in the mediation process and has participated in numerous mediations across several practice areas during his career.

Matt’s mediation experience includes:

• Commercial contracts
• Employment
• Defamation
• Discrimination and Equality Act
• Shareholder disputes
• Contentious probate
• Professional negligence
• Boundary disputes
• Construction
• Personal injury

Matt has a calm and patient manner, which he combines with an analytical mind honed through trial litigation to quickly identify the key issues in any dispute. In addition to these attributes Matt is always thoroughly prepared and possessed of all the facts so that the trust of both sides is won from the outset.

Matt has been involved in dispute for many years and frequently negotiates settlements in his own cases. He is therefore in tune with the barriers and opportunities that arise in any mediation and well equipped to facilitate the parties in finding a solution that both sides can say yes to.

Matt understands that dispute is always very stressful and that sensitivity is important. While providing a sympathetic ear Matt is nonetheless not afraid to do some straight talking and ask the difficult questions that show all the perspectives of a case. He believes it is very important to explore the real interests of the parties, and not just their legal positions.

If settlement cannot be achieved on the day Matt will be keen to continue working with the parties to ensure the best chance at resolution.

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