I am a civil and commercial mediator and barrister (and a former solicitor), practising from 9 St John Street Chambers in Manchester. My mediation work reflects my practise as a barrister, covering property disputes, landlord and tenant claims, disputed wills and probate claims, and commercial disputes. I have mediated a wide range of disputes for individuals and companies including multi-party (and multi-day) disputes. I work with the parties to help them to find a way through the issues and to resolve their dispute in a way that works for them. At times that can be hard work for all involved. There are often challenging questions to be addressed, and many times when patience and persistence is essential. Although at all times independent, where the circumstances require it and it is appropriate, I encourage the parties to evaluate their own position, as well as that of their opponent, in order to help them to achieve their ultimate end of achieving a negotiated settlement of the dispute.
Date accredited : 2008