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UK Bar: Mediation Analysis 2016

This year 19 practitioners have been identified by our research as the leaders in the field.

Most Highly Regarded Individuals
Leading Silks
Michel Kallipetis QC Independent Mediators
William Wood QC Brick Court Chambers
Lawrence Kershen QC In Place of Strife
John Sturrock QC Core Solutions Group
Leading Juniors
Beverly-Ann Rogers Serle Court

Silks

There are two names recommended from Brick Court Chambers. William Wood QC is “internationally renowned” for handling complex and high-profile matters in competition disputes, financial, employment, TMT, insurance and reinsurance among others. Stephen Ruttle QC is “incredibly bright” and “diligent”, having mediated over 800 business and governmental disputes in all variety of matters.

Michel Kallipetis QC of Independent Mediators has “unparalleled legal knowledge” in a wide variety of disputes within partnerships, banking and re-insurance sectors.

In Place of Strife’s Lawrence Kershen QC is an “undisputed leader” in the field, combining a “relaxed” and “personable” approach with an “energetic” and “assertive” demeanour.

Mark Lomas QC of Independent Mediators is “incisive” and “very experienced” in achieving successful settlements in complex cases.

At Core Solutions Group, John Sturrock QC is “highly competent” and “innovative” and has a “truly global” practice that spans UK, Ireland, mainland Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

From 39 Essex Chambers, Edwin Glasgow QC is an “unbelievably approachable, popular and successful” mediator with over 45 years of experience in the sector. He has been involved in much international work, including a number of human rights cases in jurisdictions in Asia, Africa and the Caribbean.

Rosemary Jackson QC from Keating Chambers is always “well prepared” and “reliable”, especially in matters of construction litigation. Clients “wouldn’t hesitate to recommend” her for her “extremely sound forensic approach” to cases.

At Serle Court, Elizabeth Jones QC is “outstanding” as both a mediator and litigator. She is known for her “astute legal mind” and “sharp intellect”.

Blackstone Chambers’ Charles Flint QC is a “true star” when it comes to banking and financial service disputes, and is “widely respected” for his experience in all divisions of High Court.

20 Essex Street Chambers is represented by David Owen QC who is in “high demand” as a mediator both in England and abroad. He is recommended for his “pragmatic advice” and “resolute focus”.

Juniors

Of CEDR Chambers, Heather Allen is a “very perceptive” practitioner, who handles cases of power imbalance and inter-personal conflict with particular sensitivity and charm. Karl Mackie CBE is “highly regarded” for his ability to make clients feel at ease, with many stating he is a “joy to work with”.

Beverly-Ann Rogers at Serle Court is “lawyer of choice” for those seeking a combination of “gentle and approachable” manner with “clear, concise and analytical” advice.

At 3 Verulam Buildings Elizabeth Birch is a “phenomenal” practitioner who successfully conducts a substantial amount of commercial and cross-border disputes in largely high-value, technical and multi-party disputes.

At Enterprise Chambers, Jonathan Arkush maintains a “very busy” practice, where he operates a “creative” approach in order to achieve interesting solutions to matters of grievance procedures within the professional services firm as well a corporate family disputes.

Colin Manning of Littleton Chambers has a “diverse” and “wide-ranging” practice spanning commercial matters, which adds “unique” and “invaluable insight” to the cases he handles.

At Brick Court Chambers, Tony Willis has “unparalleled knowledge and experience” when it comes to dispute resolution processes, and handles some of the largest international litigation cases in English courts, the US, Europe and Asia.

Stone Chambers is represented by Jonathan Lux, a “highly skilled” and “charismatic” practitioner with the ability to grasp key cases issues very fast.

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