Ranked as a leading commercial mediator in the Legal 500 and Chambers, I know how to get parties to settle.
When a dispute needs resolving, you want a mediator who understands the legal and commercial issues, gets to the heart of the dispute and gets it settled. You need someone who has the ability and experience to change the dynamics and get it resolved there and then, minimising the cost and impact of an otherwise potentially lengthy and risky legal process.
I have spent my career working in industry, successfully managing negotiations and closing deals – both as a top ranked in-house counsel, including at Channel 4 and FilmFour, and as a partner at law firm Mishcon de Reya. I am also a qualified family mediator, an IFTA Arbitrator and a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
First and foremost, I am a deal maker. I have resolved disputes from both sides of the table, for companies big and small. I have also litigated and mediated as a client. I know what the process feels like and I know how to guide the parties safely through to settlement.
Partners in a media business were at loggerheads and about to sue each other. By mediating instead, I helped them avert a bust-up, resolve their differences and turn the business around. For them, what cracked it was being able to have some very frank conversations safely and privately with someone who understood them and their business.