UK Bar: Mediation 2018

This year we highlight 23 leading mediation practitioners at the UK Bar, who stand out for their exceptional work in the field. 

Most Highly Regarded
Silks
1. William Wood QC Brick Court Chambers
2. Stephen Ruttle QC Brick Court Chambers
3. Mark Lomas QC Independent Mediators
Juniors
1. Beverly-Ann Rogers Serle Court
2. Elizabeth Birch 3 Verulam Buildings
3. Tony Willis Brick Court Chambers

Silks

BRICK COURT CHAMBERS boasts the leading mediation offering at the UK Bar, achieving several nominations this year including three of our most highly regarded practitioners.
William Wood QC is “totally stunning in every respect” according to peers, who consider him “the best international mediator out there”. They praise his “beautifully light touch” and “would put him top of the list”. 
Stephen Ruttle QC is “highly regarded” for his vast experience handling high-value mediation proceedings and continues to impress market sources who describe him as “absolutely outstanding” and “the best there is”.

KEATING CHAMBERS also performs well this year, with three silks recognised for their strong expertise.
Rosemary Jackson QC is “a very good mediator” who is regarded as “excellent in the construction field”. She is well known for her top-tier disputes practice that encompasses a wide range of high-value multiparty proceedings.
Robert Gaitskell QC is particularly “strong in construction” according to sources. His expertise in the sector spans engineering and technology disputes.
John Marrin QC is “a huge intellect”, recognised by international sources for his extensive experience handling construction mediation proceedings.

Mark Lomas QC at INDEPENDENT MEDIATORS is “widely respected” and boasts “a huge reputation” in the market for his exceptional understanding of mediation proceedings. One source notes: “He has phenomenal success in everything he does.”
Michel Kallipetis QC is “the first choice on the list” for many clients when it comes to handling complex mediations across an array of sectors from banking to insurance. One peer commends “his willingness to engage in straight-talk and really make the parties listen”.  

John Sturrock QC at CORE SOLUTIONS GROUP is “utterly brilliant” when it comes to dealing with multi-party commercial mediations, and is highlighted by one impressed source for his “lovely sense of humour”.

SERLE COURT’s Elizabeth Jones QC is a widely recognised figure at the UK Bar, commended by market commentators for her expert handling of complex commercial disputes.

At IN PLACE OF STRIFE, Lawrence Kershen QC is “very good on tough commercial cases” according to sources, who describe him as an “incredibly bright” mediator.

David Owen QC at 20 ESSEX STREET CHAMBERS is “a standout silk” considered “stunningly good” in mediation proceedings across a range of sectors including shipping, energy and pharmaceuticals.


Juniors

At SERLE COURT, Beverly-Ann Rogers is the foremost junior at the Bar for mediation, and boasts “a great international reputation” in the field. She is “particularly good on trusts and family matters” according to sources, who further describe her as a “tough and very experienced” practitioner.

Elizabeth Birch at 3 VERULAM BUILDINGS is one of the leading juniors at the Bar. She has “a phenomenal international reputation” in the mediation space as a “well-respected and experienced practitioner”.

At BRICK COURT CHAMBERS, Tony Willis stands out as “one of the grandfathers of mediation” who enjoys “a phenomenal reputation” among peers and clients alike. One respondent effuses: “He always finds a way to get to grips with the dispute and effectively guide the proceedings.”

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