Accredited Mediator through CEDR. Extensive experience in the preparation and defence of claims for settlement by negotiation, mediation, adjudication, arbitration, or in the courts. Direct participation in over 100 mediations and adjudications in a variety of matters including contractual, commercial, construction, insurance, professional negligence, design, patent, rights of way, and boundary issues.
Full time employment as a Commercial Director for a major construction company, dealing on a day to day basis with contractual and legal disputes. I am fully aware of the time and costs which can be expended, and lost, on claims and disputes of all forms – and therefore strongly advocate mediation as a most sensible way of resolving disputes, both in terms of economic and relationship benefits.
I also do numerous community dispute related mediations – and again advocate this as a very sensible method for resolving disputes between neighbours or those living in close proximity.
It may be due to my age (and hopefully experience), but I’ve become more aware of the time and costs expended on disputes (time and costs which can never be fully recovered) and now see mediation as the common sense approach to resolving disagreements of all types, forms and complexity.
Date accredited: 2004