In this chapter we identify 14 silks and 18 juniors who have been selected for their outstanding work in commercial mediation proceedings across a broad range of sectors.
Most highly regarded
• Rosemary Jackson QC - Keating Chambers, London
• Michel Kallipetis QC - Independent Mediators, London
• John Sturrock QC – Core Solutions Group Ltd, Edinburgh
• William Wood QC - Brick Court Chambers, London
• Beverly-Ann Rogers - Serle Court, London
• Tony Willis - Brick Court Chambers, London
Brick Court Chambers sees two top-tier mediation specialists ranked this year.
William Wood QC is a “first-class mediator” with an outstanding track record handling high-profile disputes around the world.
Stephen Ruttle QC is “a strong mediator” and “extremely skilful in the way he deploys numerous mediation strategies”.
Keating Chambers receives three nominations here.
Rosemary Jackson QC is “highly recommended” for her exceptional expertise in construction disputes.
Robert Gaitskell QC leads an in-demand dispute resolution practice and is renowned for his work in complex construction matters.
John Marrin QC is distinguished for his profound expertise in sophisticated construction, energy and engineering disputes.
At Independent Mediators, Michel Kallipetis QC is a “great figure” and in a “class of his own” according to impressed peers. He specialises in disputes including partnerships, employment and banking.
Mark Lomas QC is “a superb mediator” who is “always sought after” for his “persistent and evaluative approach”.
At Core Solutions Group, John Sturrock QC is “a terrific mediator”, distinguished for his “clear understanding of the issues and creativity in finding a solution”.
Lawrence Kershen QC at In Place of Strife is highly commended for his outstanding skills and experience in a range of civil and commercial disputes.
Elizabeth Jones QC with Serle Court is “very highly recommended” for her strength of expertise and in-depth experience in civil fraud, banking and finance disputes.
Charles Flint QC at Blackstone Chambers is sought after for his experience as mediator and arbitrator in a variety of areas, including sports, civil fraud and insurance.
David Owen QC of Twenty Essex is singled out for his “excellent reputation” as both mediator and arbitrator. He has deep experience in complex commercial disputes.
Edwin Glasgow CBE QC at 39 Essex Chambers offers a “highly rated” mediation practice and is a go-to mediator for a variety of disputes, including construction and professional negligence.
Peter Rees QC is “a first-rate, very experienced mediator” hailed for his “huge gravitas and breadth of experience” in commercial disputes.
Tony Willis at Brick Court Chambers is lauded as a “big name in mediation”, adept in a number of areas including shareholder disputes and professional negligence.
Geoff Sharp is rated highly by sources, one of whom notes, “He would always be in my top choices for the most difficult cases.”
Beverly-Ann Rogers of Serle Court is highly regarded as an “effective mediator” with outstanding experience in commercial and family disputes.
Elizabeth Birch at 3 Verulam Buildings is an excellent mediator with an outstanding international reputation and significant expertise in contentious maritime proceedings.
Heather Allen at CEDR Chambers holds an impressive track record settling complex employment disputes.
Karl Mackie CBE enjoys a stellar reputation among peers as “an excellent mediator” with profound experience in a range of commercial disputes, from energy to shareholder disputes.
Colin Manning at 4-5 Gray’s Inn Square is “very experienced” and a “diligent mediator”, with considerable expertise in an array of commercial disputes.
Jonathan Lux of Lux Mediation “really knows his way around maritime mediation” according to impressed peers.